2 Chronicles 17:1-18:34
2 Chronicles 17:5 – Psalm 127:1 reminds us that except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. Jehoshaphat’s father Asa was scared and used the treasures (2 Chronicles 16:2) to attempt a humanly reasonable solution (2 Chronicles 16:3) to protect his kingdom. But Jehoshaphat trusted God, and instead of gold going out, gold came in!
2 Chronicles 17:9 – The key to success was teaching the people the Law of the LORD. The people were under the Mosaic Covenant, and they needed to know and follow the laws of the Covenant. As people of the New Covenant (Dispensation of Grace) – we need to know the commands of the New Testament (by those counting just Jesus – 49, total commands – 1050, and from another source – 1236).
2 Chronicles 18:1 – Here is the compromise in Jehoshaphat’s life – affinity with Ahab. While he was a fellow Israeli, he was a Baal worshipper (1 Kings 16:31). Faithfulness to God may separate us from loved ones who do are not faithful to Him (Luke 12:53).
2 Chronicles 18:26 – The king threatened prison for an unpopular prophecy, but Micaiah isn’t concerned with a mere earthly ruler. He knows God has threatened false prophets (Deuteronomy 18:22) with death (Deuteronomy 18:20).
Romans 9:25 – My fellow Gentiles – God has made us His people, and His beloved, and His children. God has opened the door in the age of grace calling us!
Romans 10:5 – There are two ways to heaven: 1) Fulfill the law, or 2) Let Christ fulfill the law for you (Romans 10:4). How can we let Christ fulfill the law for us? Confess Him and Believe (Romans 10:9), no matter if you are Jew or Gentile (Romans 10:12). Call upon Him and be saved! (Romans 10:13).
Psalm 20:5 – Rejoice in God’s salvation!
Psalm 20:7 – Who will you trust in? The LORD or chariots, horses, bank accounts, 401k, pensions, new autos, etc?
Proverbs 20:3 – As Jesus said, Blessed are the Peacemakers (Matthew 5:9)
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