As Jeroboam began to reign as king over Israel he instituted the practice of idolatrous worship. This worship of idols came about for at least two main reasons and they were that he might live and hold on to the base of his power (or remain King of Israel). Thus, the king took counsel and made two calves of gold and set them up in Bethel and Dan so that the people wouldn’t go to Jerusalem and worship. In fact, he said in (1 Kings 12:26-27) “Now shall the Kingdom return to the house of David If this people go up to do sacrifice in the house of the Lord at Jerusalem, then shall the heart of this people turn again unto their lord, even unto Rehoboam king of Judah, and they shall kill me and go again unto Rehoboam king of Judah.” Hence, politics and religion have no place in the church because a politician will say or do anything to hold onto his office. The thing which should concern us with Jeroboam is that he was willing to sacrifice any relationship that he or his people had with God for the benefit of his own power base. Saints of God, if God has put us in a position in the body of Christ we won’t have to campaign for it, lie for it, or even cheat for it; and we certainly won’t have to destroy someone else’s relationship with God in order to hold onto it. Because what God gives no man can take it away. Thus, I’m not saying all politicians are bad; however, most of them will lie to stay in power. And Jeroboam seems to be much more of a politician than he was a man of God. His leadership style seems to be much more about himself and what he wanted than the people he was supposed to serve. Sounds like a lot of politicians today don’t it? Thus, saints let’s keep God in the church and politics out because if we don’t we could all end up with leaders like Jeroboam.
God Bless You