We are introduced to Israel’s king Jehoshaphat in this section of scripture.  This mighty army is coming against him and what is he to do?  There seems to be no comparison in his small army and theirs.  Jehoshaphat went where we all should go when things go wrong.  He not only went to God himself, but he gathers the whole nation and proclaims a fast to seek the Lord.  Many times when earnest prayers were made in Israel (this time it was for Judah) a reminder is made that they are the seed of Abraham, God’s friend. 

I want to pause for a moment to look at the two nations coming against them.  Moab and Ammon happened to be the sons of Lot through an incestuous relationship he had with his two daughters.  These two nations seemed to be thorns in the side of Israel.  Balak king of Moab tried to get Balaam as kind of a Prophet to curse Israel but God would not have it.  If I were Paul Harvey telling the rest of the story, Jehoshaphat and his army did not even have to fight.  All they had to do was sing and praise God.  I am reminded of the song, “It Is No Secret What God Can Do.”  When things go wrong, and they will sometimes, we can trust God to bring us through.  I am reminded of        I Corinthians 10:13.  God will make a way.  However, He may test us to see whether or not we will trust Him.  Jehoshaphat did not always fare that well in other trials.  Isn’t it amazing how easily we can see and identify our own human failures from the lives of the people we read about in God’s Word. 






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