But a message from God came to Shemaiah. He was a man of God. God said to him, “Speak to Solomon’s son Rehoboam, the king of Judah. Speak to the royal house of Judah and Benjamin. Also speak to the rest of the people. Tell all of them, ‘The Lord says, “Do not go up to fight against the Israelites. They are your relatives. I want every one of you to go back home. Things have happened exactly the way I planned them.”’” So the fighting men obeyed the Lord’s message. They went home again, just as he had ordered. (1 Kings 12:22-24)Rehoboam finally listened to Godly advice. We all have rejected wisdom over the years. Some of us have a hard time accepting that others' advice is better than our own! But there is always a chance to change . . .God is pursuing us and wooing us through others and through His Word.
Those of us who have learned this lesson must not give up on those who reject it. God is still at work. There is always time to change as long as we have breath . . .