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?