Today’s passage is 1 Kings 12:16-24. Let’s go!
1 Kings 12:18-19 (NIV)
18 King Rehoboam sent out Adoniram, who was in charge of forced labor, but all Israel stoned him to death. King Rehoboam, however, managed to get into his chariot and escape to Jerusalem.
19 So Israel has been in rebellion against the house of David to this day.
On verses 16-20: Finding Rehoboam to be unresponsive to their demands, the Israelites, other than the tribe of Judah reject Rehoboam as their king. Rehoboam tries sending Adoniram his messenger to appease the people, but the people kill Adoniram and nearly kill Rehoboam. They appoint Jeroboam as their new king instead, in rebellion against the house of David.