In the eighteenth year of the reign of Jeroboam son of Nebat, Abijah became king of Judah, and he reigned in Jerusalem three years. His mother’s name was Maacah daughter of Abishalom. He committed all the sins his father had done before him; his heart was not fully devoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his forefather had been. 1 Kings 15:1-3
Abijah reigned over Judah for only three years. He was a wicked king and was not fully devoted to the Lord. He was a leader but obviously not an aspiring one. He didn’t reign long and we can only surmise that wild living cut his life short. His only claim to being was that he was not like King David. That fact certainly wouldn’t be gratifying to me.
Three years isn’t a long time to reign as king. You are still learning how to rule and what to wear and how to talk. How different life would be if we operated under the three-year plan.
If you knew your life would end in three years, what if anything would you do differently? Would you laugh more? Would you cry more? Would you give of yourself more? Would you pray more or witness more or watch the sun set more? Or perhaps you would change nothing about how you act. What if it were only two years or one year, or God forbid, what if you only had three months to live, how would you then live?