2 Chronicles 13:9-11 (NKJV) Have you not cast out the priests of the Lord, the sons of Aaron, and the Levites, and made for yourselves priests, like the peoples of other lands, so that whoever comes to consecrate himself with a young bull and seven rams may be a priest of things that are not gods?
But as for us, the Lord is our God, and we have not forsaken Him; and the priests who minister to the Lord are the sons of Aaron, and the Levites attend to their duties.
And they burn to the Lord every morning and every evening burnt sacrifices and sweet incense; they also set the showbread in order on the pure gold table, and the lampstand of gold with its lamps to burn every evening; for we keep the command of the Lord our God, but you have forsaken Him.
Perang saudara terjadi, Israel terbagi dua kubu, kepadakah siapakah Tuhan berpihak? di kubu siapakah Tuhan memberikan kuasa?
Para pembaca terkasih, Tuhan berpihak pada umat yang berdiri bersama imam Tuhan, Tuhan membela kerajaan Anak Salomo, raja Abijah; karena mereka berdiri bersama para imam- iman Tuhan, sedang kerajaan Jeroboam mengusir para imam- imam.