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“Why did you help evil people?”






Jehoshaphat king of Judah

Jehoshaphat  was king of Judah when Ahab was king of Israel.

Jehoshaphat listen to Ahab and join his cause.

Ahab did not love God and believed advisor that told him what  he wanted to hear.

Micaiah told Ahad he would die in the battle.

Jehoshaphat helped Ahab in-spite of Micaiah warning.

The King of Aram told his commanders not to fight anyone important or unimportant except Ahab.

Ahab tried to fool God by hiding and not wearing his royal robes.

Aram commanders chased Jehoshaphat.  Jehoshaphat cried out to the Lord and the Lord help him.

By chance an arrow was shot in the air and hit Ahab  between the pieces of his armor. You can’t hide.

Today good Kings are helping evil people.  They are not listening or waiting on the Lord.  But he knows their hearts.

Don’t let the Lord become angry with you. Don’t forget your calling.  Listen and be true to the word from God.

2 Chronicles 19

1 Jehoshaphat king of Judah came back safely to his palace in Jerusalem.2 Jehu son of Hanani, a seer, went out to meet him and said to the king, “Why did you help evil people? Why do you love those who hate the Lord? That is the reason the Lord is angry with you.3 But there is some good in you. You took the Asherah idols out of this country, and you have tried to obey God.”

Jehoshaphat Chooses Judges

4 Jehoshaphat lived in Jerusalem. He went out again to be with the people, from Beersheba to the mountains of Ephraim, and he turned them back to the Lord, the God of their ancestors.5Jehoshaphat appointed judges in all the land, in each of the strong, walled cities of Judah.6Jehoshaphat said to them, “Watch what you do, because you are not judging for people but for the Lord. He will be with you when you make a decision.7 Now let each of you fear the Lord. Watch what you do, because the Lord our God wants people to be fair. He wants all people to be treated the same, and he doesn’t want decisions influenced by money.”

8 And in Jerusalem Jehoshaphat appointed some of the Levites, priests, and leaders of Israelite families to be judges. They were to decide cases about the law of the Lord and settle problems between the people who lived in Jerusalem.9 Jehoshaphat commanded them, “You must always serve the Lord completely, and you must fear him.10 Your people living in the cities will bring you cases about killing, about the teachings, commands, rules, or some other law. In all these cases you must warn the people not to sin against the Lord. If you don’t, he will be angry with you and your people. But if you warn them, you won’t be guilty.

11 “Amariah, the leading priest, will be over you in all cases about the Lord. Zebadiah son of Ishmael, a leader in the tribe of Judah, will be over you in all cases about the king. Also, the Levites will serve as officers for you. Have courage. May the Lord be with those who do what is right.”

Jehoshaphat was a king of Judah and a part of the royal line.

Matthew 1:7-8

7 Solomon was the father of Rehoboam.
Rehoboam was the father of Abijah.
Abijah was the father of Asa.
8 Asa was the father of Jehoshaphat.
Jehoshaphat was the father of Jehoram.
Jehoram was the ancestor of Uzziah.

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