O. T. #961 "Asking One More Time"
April 17, 2017
2 Chronicles 18
But Jehoshaphat asked, "Is there not also a prophet of the LORD? We should ask him the same question." 2 Chronicles 18:6
LET IT GLOW
Although he was a great king of Judah, Jehoshaphat made some unwise decisions, according to Wiersbe:
1. His family married into the godless family of Israel's King Ahab.
2. He united with Ahab in fighting Israel's enemies.
3. He allied himself with King Ahaziah in an attempt to gain wealth. (Chapters 17-20)
Jehoshaphat started out following God, but his son, Jehoram, married Ahab's daughter Athaliah. They were an idol (Baal) worshiping family. He went to visit Ahab, who gave him a great banquet. Ahab persuaded Joe to join him in fighting his battles-at Ramoth-Gilead. (No disrespect but I'm typing on my phone-computer and his is a long name. Computer trouble)😄
"I am as thou art and my people are as thy people" was Joe's reply.
Don't do it Joe. Do not be joined with an unbeliever.
2 Corinthians 6:14 says, Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers.
Are we heeding Paul's warning? What fellowship does light and dark have? So much pain could be avoided if only.
LET IT GROW
At least Joe was smart in that he wanted to see what the Lord had to say about the battle first.
So Ahab summoned his 400 prophets, who worshipped Baal and not the God of Judah.
Yes, go right ahead. God will give the king victory. They were appeasing their king. (Not speaking for God)
Joe wasn't convinced for he asked for one more man, prophet, who could consult the LORD. He wanted to ask him if they should go to battle.
Yes there was one, but Ahab hated him. Why? He only prophecied trouble for Ahab.
Duh! You aren't listening, Ahab. Joe reprimanded him. Let's hear him.
We are going to stop there in the story. Micaiah was fetched quickly. (verse 8)
Do we seek the directions of God? Are we ready to obey it when we get it?
Do we ask one more time what God says about out situation?
LET IT GO
Warn our family and friends to not be unequally yoked, joined with an unbeliever.
Seek God's will in my decisions.
Be willing to obey whatever the answer.