The Bible warns Christians about becoming yoked with unbelievers.
Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? (2 Corinthians 6:14)
A good king of Judah yoked himself with unbelievers and brought disaster on his country. Read the rest of this entry
Have you ever had someone say to you, “Don’t just stand there! Do something!”? Or have you ever said that to someone else? Making such a statement is often justified when someone is faced with a situation requiring action and hesitates. But what if the problem you are facing is something that is totally beyond your ability to solve?
King Jehoshaphat of Judah once faced such a problem. He was a good king who not only obeyed God but appointed godly teachers and judges for Judah to help the rest of the country obey. He once faced a problem which he could do nothing about. Read the rest of this entry
1 Kings 22:1-40 describes the battle in which King Ahab of Israel lost his life. He asked Jehoshaphat, the king of Judah, to join him in taking Ramoth-gilead back from the Syrians. Jehoshaphat agreed to help but insisted that they ask God’s guidance first.
Ahab called 400 prophets and asked whether he should go to war. The prophets were not true prophets but cared more about pleasing Ahab than delivering God’s message. They all assured him of victory. Jehoshaphat apparently realized they weren’t prophets of God and asked Ahab if there was another prophet they could ask. Ahab said there was another prophet, named Micaiah, but he hated him because he prophesied evil for Ahab. Jehoshaphat insisted on hearing him so Ahab ordered that he be brought in. Sure enough he predicted that Ahab would be killed in the coming battle. Read the rest of this entry