Jehoram’s reign was only 8 years. Why only 8 years? When we take the time to think about all that is described of his reign, 8 years is very short for all the troubles he caused in Judah, and for all the miseries that have happened to him. We tend to remember two things about him. First, that he died in cruel sufferings. What a striking and unique expression! (The other who comes closest to it is in Matthew 17:15.) And, the height of misery, we read that he departed without being regretted! This is the second thing we remember about him. Why all this? Was it avoidable? In this new video, we will remember three practical lessons for us that also answer these questions.
In this new video we see the great events of Jehoshaphat’s reign and three practical lessons for us. In writing these few lines, it strikes me: it seems that Jehoshaphat could simply not say no to those who solicited him. This leads to associations for which there will be unfortunate consequences and for which God will have to chasten him by his prophets.
At least, in 1 Kings 22:49, we see that he finally understood. When the project of the ships failed, he refused the new proposal of Ahaziah: “But Jehoshaphat would not.”
Don’t we see our own walk in Jehoshaphat as believers? We love the Word of God, we walk in it, we grow in faith and trust in God, but it also happens that we do contrary to the Word when we fail to walk by the Spirit. Then, we learn sad lessons.
This video is released with confidence in the Lord that it will be useful to us all.