2 Chronicles 17-20
Summarize what you read in one paragraph: Jehoshaphat becomes King of Judah and makes a great impact as King. He loves God and as the Bible says follows God’s commandments. So of course God looked on him with favor. Jehoshaphat does something amazing and sends out his officials to teach the word of God to the people. Though Jehoshaphat does amazing works as King he had flaws. He allied himself with Ahab King of Israel. One of if not the evilest King of Israel. The two Kings send for Micaiah a prophet of God. Micaiah tells the outcome of the battle as well as describes a meeting between God and all the Heavenly hosts. God asks the Spirits “who will entice Ahab King of Israel to go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead”? One Spirit agreed to do this. The two Kings go to battle and Ahab is killed by an act of God and God rescues Jehoshaphat. Jehoshaphat does get rebuked because of his alliance but does not learn His lesson. Now after sometime Jehoshaphat and Judah become aware of an invasion. Immediately Jehoshaphat turns himself and the people to God! God hears his people and comes to their aid. At the end of 20 though Jehoshaphat allies himself with Ahaziah King of Israel (after Ahab) and this displeases God because of this God destroys the plans the two Kings had.
Now then let the fear of the Lord be upon you; be very careful what you do, for the Lord our God will have no part in unrighteousness or partially or the taking of a bribe.
2 Chronicles 19:7 NASB
How does what you read change your vision of God? It reminds me just how Holy God is between the meeting of the Heavenly hosts and what he wouldn’t stand for from Jehoshaphat who was a pretty solid king.
How does what you read change your vision of yourself or others? Well I see that God does not like compromise when we pair up with people who are evil or just tolerating certain things that we absolutely know we shouldn’t.
How will you Go With God because of this reading? (What is an action step?) Definitely not allowing myself to compromise with any evil because as disciples we do not want to displease God. Being very vigilant and on guard.
Where did you see Jesus in these chapters? (What made you think about Jesus?) Honestly I saw Jesus in Jehoshaphat because I believe The King did have love for all of Israel and truly wanted to see the kingdoms and people United. I know Jehoshaphat wasn’t perfect but come one he was human. I believe though that I did see Jesus qualities In Jehoshaphat.