1 Kings 12.31
And that wasn't the end of it. Jeroboam built forbidden shrines all over the place and recruited priests from wherever he could find them, regardless of whether they were fit for the job or not.
how far away we stray when left to our own devices. how great the destruction that comes from a single decision to not follow you. wow, God, the depravity that comes when you are not the one calling the shots. thank you, though, that no matter how far deep we are you are always mighty to save. clouded judgment becomes beacons of wisdom once you step in. our paths only get straightened up when our eyes are looking up to you and not looking down to ourselves. we need you more than ever, lord. more than ever.