This week the teachers complete the discussion of I Kings chapter 12 and the division of the kingdom during the time of Rehoboam and Jeroboam.
“So Israel rebelled against the house of David until THIS DAY.” — I Kings 12:19
And indeed it still is. The fact that most of ‘the church’ would prefer to deny that rebellion is a big part of the reason why, too.
But the rationalization of idolatry was no less subtle.