Hear me, thou Jeroboam

2 Chronicles 13:4

13:4 Hear me, thou Jeroboam. Although he was facing an Israelite army twice as large as his own (II Chronicles 13:3), Abijah gave a bold testimony to Jeroboam and his men, reminding them that they had rebelled against the Lord and His ordained place and system of worship, presumptuously setting up their own idols, priesthood and worship centers (II Chronicles 13:6-11). He urged them unsuccessfully not to fight against God. In some way not described, God enabled Abijah to defeat the much larger army of Jeroboam. Although Abijah himself did evil in many ways (I Kings 15:3), at least on this occasion, he showed great faith in the true God and His word.

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