Jehoshaphat was another Godly King who “walked in the earlier ways of his fatherDavid.
All Judah it says, brought tribute to this King
In the 3rd year of his reign he had Teaching Seminars in the country
because they had the book of the Law. The people had forgotten the ways
of Jehovah….Much like today, but that is a strong element of Revival
And as a result the fear of the Lord fell upon all the Kingdoms of the
lands around about Judah
You see this formula of Worshipping God, gaining wealth, influence and power
Interesting passage on finding the will of God. A neighbouring nation says
to Jehoshaphat will you come and go to battle with me, and he says okay, but
first we want to inquire of God. Well 400 prophets said, okay that’s the will of
God . But there was one that Jehshaphat really wanted to hear from because
he really trusted the guy. Micaiah came and said, don’t go. But for that he was
put in prison and he said “if you return in peace God has not spoken by me.
As a result Jehoshaphat went with them, but God rescued him and the King
of Israel was shot and killed despite being disguised.
Chapter 19 is the Reforms of Jehoshaphat
Chapter 20 is Jehoshaphats’ prayer when the nation was under attack
So he told the people. to sing and praise God
Give thanks to the Lord
for his steadfast love endures forever
when they did God set an ambush against their enemies
The Enemies got confused and killed each other.