2 Chronicles 18-20
- 18:1-3 – It was unusual for Israel and Judah to work together during their split. There were reasons they split.
- 18:16 – This phrase “sheep without a shepherd” is used often when people don’t have anyone to follow. Jesus called the Jews that when he started his ministry. The Israelites were often called this when they were not following God.
- 18:11-22 – Ahab’s prophets guaranteed he would have victory at Ramoth-gilead, but Micaiah explains that they all have a lying spirit and that, due to Ahab’s unfaithfulness, God intends for Ahab to fail. Ahab didn’t really believe Micaiah because he hadn’t liked previous prophesies he’d given.
- 18:29-34 – Ahab did everything he could to avoid his fate, but what God speaks is true.
- 19:1-2 – It was not good that Jehoshaphat made a pact with Ahab, who was not faithful to God.
- 20:5-12 – Jehoshaphat, here, is the model for trusting God in a terrifying time. He remembers the faithfulness of God in the past and uses that as assurance that God will be faithful again, and he sought help from the Lord instead of others.
- 20:21 – Memorize the sentence beginning “Give thanks to the Lord…”. It is repeated throughout Scripture and should be one you have on the ready when in need.