But there was continual war between Rechav‘am and Yarov‘am.
Kings chosen by HaShem turned away from Him, both turned to so many kinds of sins and fell to war with each other. The whole nation of Israel had been united, but Shlomo’s overindulgence in wives dulled his heart and he let go of his love for HaShem. United Israel fractured and turned against itself as selfish men dug in, drew lines and built their own kingdoms for their own honor and glory, not for the sake of Heaven. In the flesh, our fellows are enemies fighting over scraps, not brothers and sisters working towards the same goal. May we walk in the Spirit and love one another as we serve the Father of all.