King Jehoshaphat did much to honor God within Judah, such as setting godly judges in the land, removing all the high places in the land, and setting out teachers to educate the people of Judah via the Word of God and much more. He was a great godly king and devoted to God.
But he lacked military strength. Instead of seeking God in this regard, he decided to knowingly align with the wicked King Ahab of Israel. In so doing, he put his reputation, his progress within the nation, and even his life on the line. He called out at the last minute, and God spared his life in the middle of a battle he wasn’t supposed to be fighting (while aligned with Ahab).
There are many things that seem to come easy when we settle, but remember, God sees all. Though we could have a long history of honoring God, we must remember that one relationship, deal, shortcut, or ungodly practice put into action could undo and destroy all the godly progress made within a nation, organization, church, home, or heart. #DontSettle. #TrustGod. #HonorGod
“Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord” (Psalms 1:1-2).
“Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14).