- Jeroboam rejected the priests of God, he appointed his own priests for the high places and for the goat and calf idols he had made (15). Those from every tribe of Israel who set their hearts on seeking God, followed the Levites to Jerusalem. They strengthened the kingdom of Judah and supported Rehoboam three years, walking in the ways of David and Solomon during this time (v17). When we see God’s people rejected God and worship idols, what should be our reaction? When there are division in God’s kingdom, who should we follow?