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2 Chronicles 20:30
And the kingdom of Jehoshaphat was at peace, for his God had given him rest on every side.
From the time Jehoshaphat took over as king of Judah from his Father Asa, there was victory in Judah. Scripture says the reason for the victory was, “The Lord was with him because he walked in the ways of his forefather David, and he didn’t serve foreign gods but only the God of Israel.” Yes there were issues in Jehoshaphat’s life, but at the end of his life there was PEACE in Judah.
Why the PEACE? Probably the best thing any of us can do is to leave things better than we found them. Whether it’s a messy room we enter or a messy nation we someday lead, our goal should be: “Real leaders make things better not worse!” That was the pursuit of Jehoshaphat. His father, Asa, was a great example to him as a Father but failed at the end of his rulership in Judah. It must’ve been in Jehoshaphat’s mind and heart to improve things when he became King of Judah. On one occasion, the army of Judah had to face an impossible task of fighting the combined Moabite and Ammonite armies. These nations were bigger and stronger than Judah. But after receiving a word from the Lord, Jehoshaphat marched his army out against his enemies singing songs of PRAISE to God!! God turned Judah’s enemies on themselves and Judah won. The next time you’re up against a huge foe, begin to PRAISE the Lord. Why? Because … “Praise Brings Peace.” You will leave the place better than you found it after Praising.
I already know my plan of attack today. With Your help I will PRAISE my way, all the way to PEACE. Amen