Jehoshaphat King of Judah

Lesson for Wednesday November 10 –

Jehoshaphat was the 4th King of Judah (Rehoboam, Abijah, Asa, Jehoshaphat, Jehoram, Ahaziah) and like his father Asa, he was a good king.

2 Chronicles 17:1-9 tells us about his reign. What are some of the positive things that he did?

What did Jehoshaphat do before going into battle (2 Chronicles 18:6, 2 Chronicles 20:1-6 and following)?

What does 1 Kings 22:44 also say about his reign?

Jesus said, “blessed are the peacemakers ” (Matthew 5:9). Jehoshaphat was a peacemaker but it was not necessarily a good thing.

More about Jehoshaphat’s peace with Israel: How do these verses describe the peace Jehoshaphat made with Israel

2 Chronicles 18:1-3

2 Chronicles 19:1-2 (After returning from a battle with Ahab in which Ahab died).

2 Chronicles 20:35-37

What were some of the eventual consequences of Jehoshaphat’s alliances with Israel?

2 Chronicles 21:4-7 Note: Jehoram is the son of Jehoshaphat.

2 Chronicles 22:1-4, 10 Note: After the death of Jehoram his son Ahaziah became king.

What lessons do you learn from Jehoshaphat? How would you describe his reign? When can peacemaking become a problem?

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