King Rehoboam was extraordinary because he was the son of the wisest man who ever lived and because he built several important cities in Judah, including Bethlehem. However, his pride prevented him from listening to wise counselors. We must all learn how to surround ourselves with wise counselors in order to mitigate the effects of pride in our own lives. Living in biblical community with others who will tell us the truth - not just what we want to hear - will enable us to follow Christ with greater devotion.
Scripture References: 1 Kings 12:1-20