Jehoshaphat Appoints Judges

2 Chr 19:1-11

Man at his best is still man, and apart from Christ, we see no man without any flaws.

When Jehoshaphat returned from the war he went with Ahab, Jehu, the seer, went to him and admonished him. His fault was that he was helping the ungodly and loved them that hated God. For this reason, God’s wrath would be upon him. However because of the other good things Jehoshaphat had done in taking away the groves for idol worshipping, and setting his heart to seek God, the judgement was tempered.

We later read that Jehoshaphat went through Judah and set judges throughout the land. He charged them to be careful how they judge, as the judge for God and not man. He also appointed Levites to judge controversies in Jerusalem, and to ensure the people do not break God’s laws, and attract his wrath.

Jehoshaphat indeed had a heart for God, always seeking and trying to do what was right for the name of the Lord, and seeing to it that others also follow in God’s statutes and laws. God is still looking for such men today, will you be available?

Some verses to remember

vs 9:  And he charged them, saying, Thus shall ye do in the fear of the LORD, faithfully, and with a perfect heart.

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