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2 Chronicles 18:4
But Jehoshaphat also said to the king of Israel, “First seek the counsel of the Lord.”
The wicked King Ahab had asked King Jehoshaphat of Judah to join he and his people to fight against the people of Ramoth Gilead. Jehoshaphat said he was willing to unite with his brothers in Israel, but “FIRST” they must seek the counsel of the Lord.
From this great declaration, Jehoshaphat himself in time became great. Ahab was killed in battle immediately thereafter. When men and women are quick to regularly seek the counsel of the Lord first, they prosper. It’s not always an instant thing, but it will become the NORMAL thing. I have lived long enough to encounter a few Ahab types in my life. Always … and I do mean ALWAYS, they end up losing what they were determined to win. Why? When one fails to seek the counsel of the Lord FIRST, they’re left to their own plans and strategies. Without the Lord’s input, someone will always top their plans and strategies. Jehoshaphat set the standard for greatness on this side of heaven, “First … Seek The Counsel Of The Lord.”
Here I am again this AM, ready to seek Your counsel. When I don’t seek You first … I always come in last. I’m Yours my Lord, speak to me, I’m listening. Amen