“But he forsook the counsel of the old men, which they had given him, and consulted with the young men that were grown up with him, and which stood before him” (1 Kings 12:8 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible). Peer pressure is prevalent at any age. We do care what our peers have to say. Rehoboam was a new king under pressure. He wanted to know how to handle his constituents. First he went to the elders and asked them what to do. Next he went to the young men who he had grown up with. What was the end result? He was pressured by those peers to do the wrong thing which ended in disaster.

Prayer: I am facing a decision and, Lord, I want to make the right one. Help me not to give into my peers because of what they think. Thank You for those elders who have already crossed a similar path. Give me wisdom to hear Your voice in the matter.

Devotion by: Kaye Singleton


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