Solomon's son wanted to outdo his pops.
Rehoboam declared, "My dad chastened you with whips. But I will use scorpions!"
And he lost half his kingdom.
It wasn't the end of the world for David's grandson, though.
He got older. Wiser. Nicer.
The Scriptures say, "When Rehoboam humbled himself, the wrath of God turned from him,
so as not to destroy him completely and things also went well in Judah."
Bad start. Nice recovery.
Today things may not be looking so great for you right now.
Perhaps you're having to eat your words or shake your head.
Humble yourself. Before our Lord. And He will lift you up.