The continuing promise of God was announced by Ahijah the prophet when the northern kingdom was taken away from Solomon and given to his rival Jeroboam. The light of David for all time would continue in Judah in the city which God had chosen (1Kgs 11:36). This promise is repeated in the succession of the dynasty of David (1Kgs 15:4; 2Kgs 8:19). There is only one God in Israel (1Kgs 18:36; 2Kgs 5:15), and he keeps his promise. The prophetic message of Kings prevents worship of a divided mind; it drives readers to an undivided opinion of the work of God in Israel.