2 Chronicles 12:14 And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the LORD.
The Lord is explaining the reason why King Rehoboam did evil. He started out being lifted up with pride which caused the kingdom of Israel to be divided. Afterwards he humbled himself before God and was established as king. But shortly after things were going well he forsook the Law of God.
The reason he did evil is because he did not prepare to seek the Lord. He was only wanting to use God to get what he wanted. His relationship with God was cause and effect. When he saw God judging what he was doing he would humble himself but he never sought after God.
How much are we seeking after God? Are we just looking to God when we need something or are we actively seeking after God? We must prepare to seek after God to stay away from doing evil!
Let us prepare to and seek our Great God!