16And after them out of all the tribes of Israel such as set their hearts to seek the LORD God of Israel came to Jerusalem, to sacrifice unto the LORD God of their fathers.
17So they strengthened the kingdom of Judah, and made Rehoboam the son of Solomon strong, three years: for three years they walked in the way of David and Solomon.
18And Rehoboam took him Mahalath the daughter of Jerimoth the son of David to wife, and Abihail the daughter of Eliab the son of Jesse;
19Which bare him children; Jeush, and Shamariah, and Zaham.
20And after her he took Maachah the daughter of Absalom; which bare him Abijah, and Attai, and Ziza, and Shelomith.
21And Rehoboam loved Maachah the daughter of Absalom above all his wives and his concubines: (for he took eighteen wives, and threescore concubines; and begat twenty and eight sons, and threescore daughters.)
22And Rehoboam made Abijah the son of Maachah the chief, to be ruler among his brethren: for he thought to make him king.
23And he dealt wisely, and dispersed of all his children throughout all the countries of Judah and Benjamin, unto every fenced city: and he gave them victual in abundance. And he desired many wives.Next Verse 24
Many times we complain that we do not know how to pray or why to pray. There are many reasons to approach God in prayer. But I would like to share with you this note about prayer.
1) To seek the face of the Lord and to know Him better (Psalm 27:8).
Psalm 27:8: When thou saidst, Seek ye my face, my heart hath answered thy face, Lord I will seek.
2) To remove your eyes from your problems and place them in the Lord (Psalm 121:1).
Psalm 121:1: I will lift up mine eyes unto the mountains; Where does my help come from?.
3) To speak with God (1 Peter 3:12).
1 Peter 3:12: For the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are attentive to his prayers; But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil
4) To remove the burdens of your heart (Psalm 142:1-2)
1- I cry to the Lord with my voice; With my voice I beg the Lord.
2 - In front of him I expose my complaint; In his manifest presence my anguish.
5) That your petitions may be known by God (Matthew 21:22).
Matthew 21:22: And whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.