Divisiveness and faithfulness
This division was a very bad thing, caused by the mistakes of Solomon and by the ambitions of others.
The People of God would survive, of course, often as a remnant, while the kingdom of the rebellious northern tribes would be swept away by history.
We should always work to avoid divisions in the first place and to heal divisions when they arise.
We should also work hard to maintain and even expand the ranks of God’s faithful people.
Above all, however, even at the risk of rebellion or numerical diminution, we must be faithful to God and His truth in and through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.