1 Kings 14, 2 Chronicles 12 | The new Southern Kingdom ruled by Solomon’s son, Rehoboam, stayed faithful to Yahweh the God of Israel. Well, they did for three years. During that time the king fortified the county so that they could provide for their own protection. After they accomplished this they began to worship some of the false gods of the region. God noticed and was ready to get their attention though the new powerhouse in the region, Egypt!