Jehoshaphat

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Jehoshaphat

Post  Waqar Daniel on Fri 20 Jul 2007, 10:02 am

Meaning of Name

"The Lord judges."

Reference

I Kings 22:41-50
II Chronicles 17:1-21:1

Reign

25 years (872 - 848 B.C.)

Lesson

Compromise could have disastrous effects.

Key Verse

"Now Jehoshaphat had riches and honour in abundance, and joined affinity with Ahab"
(II Chronicles 18:1)

Application

"Now Jehoshaphat had riches and honour in abundance, and joined affinity with Ahab"
(II Chronicles 18:1)

History

Among the kings' many accomplishments, Jehoshaphat sought to follow the Lord (II Chronicles 17:4); removed the pagan high places (verse 6); had the Law of God tought to the towns of Judah (verses 7-10); and appointed Levites and priests to administer the Law (19:8). However, for unexplained reasons, he aligned himself with vile King Ahab of the northern kingdom and his wife Jezebel. Worst of all, he accepted Ahab's daughter, Athaliah, as a wife for his son Jehoram, an alliance that would bring deadly consequences.

Even though Jehoshaphat served God to the end of his life, his lack of judgment and propensitly for compromise stained his otherwise glorious reign.

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