Bible: 1 Kings 15:1-5

Abijah’s Reign over Judah

15:1 In the eighteenth year of the reign of Jeroboam son of Nebat, Abijah 1  became king over Judah. 15:2 He ruled for three years in Jerusalem. 2  His mother was Maacah, the daughter of Abishalom. 3  15:3 He followed all the sinful practices of his father before him. He was not wholeheartedly devoted to the Lord his God, as his ancestor David had been. 4  15:4 Nevertheless for David’s sake the Lord his God maintained his dynasty 5  in Jerusalem by giving him a son 6  to succeed him 7  and by protecting Jerusalem. 8  15:5 He did this 9  because David had done what he approved 10  and had not disregarded any of his commandments 11  his entire lifetime, except for the incident involving Uriah the Hittite.

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