Remember RehoboamRemember Rehoboam when his chance to reconcileRejected older council for that more friendly juvenileThe older men urged gentleness, concession their appealHis young peers saw the same request a threat in their raw zealWith little more than the whole realm on verge of full collapseHe chose the voice of youthful zeal and echoed forth their blastsIn carnal courage bolstered by His young comrades at handHe stood his ground and by a sword drew the line in the sandWhat happened next fulfilled the word the prophet had foretoldbut Rehoboam failed to see his choice was fools goldHis storys an example for a worthy admonitionOf those who just might find themselves in similar positionBeware the show of force and zeal from younger voices dearOr you might make the same mistake and cause just what you fear
_________________Alan and Dina Martin
Well stated. I had never quite thought of it that way before, but it is true, zeal without knowledge is dangerous. It is unhealthy for the young to keep the company of fools. Much greater then for us to heed the hoary heads of wisdom, should they be found. Point well taken. Thank you. I hope this will be seared into my conscience like a ranchers brand.