Good morning!

Text: 2 Chronicles 16-18; Psalm 105

The account of Jehoshaphat becoming king of Judah says that

” The Lord was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the earlier ways of his father David. He did not seek the Baals, but sought the God of his father and walked in his commandments, and not according to the practices of Israel.” (2 Chr 17:3-4).
In Chapter 18, we read of Johoshaphat entering into an alliance with Ahab, the wicked king of Israel.  When war is brewing, there is the remarkable scene with Ahab’s court prophets.  First, a gang of “yes men” tell Ahab he will win.  Then, Micaiah tells him the truth – that he, Ahab, will be struck down in battle.  When the battle goes down, Jehoshaphat survives as “the Lord helped him” (18:31).  Ahab is shot by an archer and dies (18:33-34).

In summary, the guy who knew the truth from God died.  The guy who sought the Lord and had a relationship with the Lord did fine.  It’s not what you know, but whom you know.  Our faith is not about head knowledge, but rather about having the right relationship with the Lord.  Praise God that Jesus made it possible for us to have peace with God and to be able to call Him “Father.”  When it comes to the Lord, do you know all about Him, or do you KNOW Him?

in Him,  Mike