|Chart of the Kings||King Rehoboam - Biography||God's Judgment Regarding King Rehoboam|
For King Rehoboam's first three years in office, he carefully obeyed the LORD, aided by the faithful who fled to his land from the evil King Jeroboam of neighboring Israel. Later, though, Rehoboam introduced cults into his land, aided by his wife Maachah. Although he repented, and so God stopped the punishment he had been planning, God's overall verdict of Rehoboam is evil:
2 Chronicles 12:14 And he [Rehoboam] did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the LORD.