I like King Jehoshaphat, he is the only one to try and bring unity back to God’s people. He agrees to help the King of Israel in his time of need and is willing to risk his men even when God speaks judgment against King Ahab. If Ahab would have smartened up, this could have been the beginning of healing between the tribes, but he was still focused on himself and not God.
Did you notice that Jehoshaphat reminds God of his words to Solomon after building the Temple and God agreeing to dwell there? It was in 20:9. I love how Jehoshaphat is proving that he knows God and the history of what God has done for his people and the promises he has made to his ancestors. Jehoshaphat is a class act.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.