We leave Solomon sick at heart, but when we find that his son Rehoboam had for mother “Naamah an Ammonitess” (II Chronicles 12:13) we are not surprised that he did not turn out a better man. Like his father and grandfather, he multiplied wives, eighteen wives and sixty concubines.” “He desired many wives” is the Divine comment on this man. His favorite wife was Maachah, the daughter of Absalom; but from Chapter 13, verse 2, we gather this was not Absalom the son of David. He appointed Abijah, the son of this Woman Maachah, to be king in his stead. From 1 Kings 15:13, we learn that she was an idolatress, and “made an idol in a grove.” What a woman to choose for the mother of the future sovereign of God’s people.