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2 Chronicles 20:35
Later, Jehoshaphat king of Judah made an alliance with Ahaziah king of Israel, whose ways were wicked.
Jehoshaphat was a truly great King of Judah and Jerusalem for 25 years. Toward the end of his life, he made an alliance with Ahaziah, the wicked King over Israel. They went into a ship building trade business together, and God destroyed the ships before they could launch their enterprise.
The Old Testament prophet Amos said, ” Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?” (Amos 3:3). In other words, here were two kings, who believed exactly the opposite thing about their faith, trying to do business together. God shot it down because He was telling Jehoshaphat and us, “that’s not how we roll.” God had blessed Jehoshaphat abundantly, but now Jehoshaphat was seeking an unholy alliance with the King of Israel. “The Future Of An Unholy Alliance” looks like wrecked ships in the harbor, before the business even launches. This passage should remind all of us this AM, “If Jesus got you this far He can get you all the way to your final destiny.” Trust the Lord for righteous partners who have your back, and your best interest in mind!
Thank You for this passage this AM that reminds me to choose my closest associates from a band of trusted “Jesus People.” I don’t need a core alliance with someone who doesn’t have my core values and faith. Amen