II Chronicles 13:8
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8  Now you are bent on opposing the kingdom of Hashem, which is in the charge of the sons of David, because you are a great multitude and possess the golden calves that Yerovam made for you as gods.

v’-a-TAH a-TEM o-m’-REEM l’-hit-kha-ZAYK lif-NAY mam-LE-khet a-do-NAI b’-YAD b’-NAY da-VEED v’-a-TEM ha-MON RAV v’-i-ma-KHEM eg-LAY za-HAV a-SHER a-SAH la-KHEM ya-rov-AM lay-lo-HEEM

ח  וְעַתָּה אַתֶּם אֹמְרִים לְהִתְחַזֵּק לִפְנֵי מַמְלֶכֶת יְהֹוָה בְּיַד בְּנֵי דָוִיד וְאַתֶּם הָמוֹן רָב וְעִמָּכֶם עֶגְלֵי זָהָב אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה לָכֶם יָרָבְעָם לֵאלֹהִים׃

13:8   The kingdom of Hashem, which is in the charge of the sons of David

Aviya understands that the reason he has arisen to the throne is to serve God. He tells Yerovam that he rules the “kingdom of Hashem,” as the kings of Yehuda are from the line of David, and they maintain the service of God in the Beit Hamikdash in Yerushalayim. Aviya sees himself as the emissary of the Lord, the caretaker of His people who is expected to lead them in the service of Hashem. Because he understands this, God grants him victory; the triumph which was denied to his father Rechovam, who was motivated by pride, not piety. This is an example of how success in the Land of Israel is dependent upon recognition of Hashem, as Asa declares in the next chapter: “While the land is at our disposal because we turned to Hashem our God” (14:6).

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