May 8. End of Jeroboam’s Reign in Israel

I Kin. 14:1-20

Jeroboam also had a son named Abijah, who became sick. King Jeroboam sent his wife disguised as an ordinary woman to Ahijah, the prophet to find out the fate of his son. She maybe could have fooled the blind prophet, but God was not deceived. The prophet gave her more information than she and the king wanted to know. Because of his evil deeds, God through the prophet stated that the child would die upon her return home and that the kingdom would be taken from him and his sons in disgrace and given to a new king. Israel would be scattered. Jeroboam died after twenty-two years as king of Israel and his son, Nadab reigned in his place.