REVEALED WORD TODAY
// Read: I Kings 12:6-14 //
6 Then King Rehoboam consulted the elders who had served his father Solomon during his lifetime. “How would you advise me to answer these people?” he asked.
7 They replied, “If today you will be a servant to these people and serve them and give them a favorable answer, they will always be your servants.”
8 But Rehoboam rejected the advice the elders gave him and consulted the young men who had grown up with him and were serving him. 9 He asked them, “What is your advice? How should we answer these people who say to me, ‘Lighten the yoke your father put on us’?”
10 The young men who had grown up with him replied, “These people have said to you, ‘Your father put a heavy yoke on us, but make our yoke lighter.’ Now tell them, ‘My little finger is thicker than my father’s waist. 11 My father laid on you a heavy yoke; I will make it even heavier. My father scourged you with whips; I will scourge you with scorpions.’”
12 Three days later Jeroboam and all the people returned to Rehoboam, as the king had said, “Come back to me in three days.” 13 The king answered the people harshly. Rejecting the advice given him by the elders, 14 he followed the advice of the young men and said, “My father made your yoke heavy; I will make it even heavier. My father scourged you with whips; I will scourge you with scorpions.”
Company or association determines the fulfillment of destiny. Several people have been destroyed as a result of fellowshipping with a wrong company.
i. Company brings influence – Acts 4:13; Proverb 13:20.
ii. Company determines character – I Kings 12:6-14; I Corinthians 15:33.
iii. Company defines your sense of value – II Kings 2:33.
iv. Company also determines your accomplishment.
v. Company also determines your level of commitment – Acts 4:23
PRAYER: Father, I receive grace to flock with the right company in life.