By Sandy Kirby Quandt
This post continues a previous thought I had about King Ahab, and how he didn’t want to listen to what the prophet Micaiah said, because Micaiah preached God’ truth. God’s truth was not what Ahab wanted to hear.
So, Ahab devised a scheme. He put his royal robes around King Jehoshaphat and sent him into battle.
The plan almost succeeded, but when Jehoshaphat saw he was under attack, he prayed to God.
I love, love, love what happened next.
A “random” arrow that wasn’t even aimed, struck King Ahab between the chinks of his armor, as he gloated over how clever he was to have escaped the enemy, and killed him.
God will have the final word. Make no mistake. His plans will not be thwarted.
Two kings. Two relationships with God. One king had faith in God and was obedient to him. One king disregarded God’s word and was disobedient. One king was saved. One king was not.
Just like Ahab and Jehoshaphat, we have a choice. We can listen to God, or ignore him. The choice is ours to make.
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So when they saw Jehoshaphat in his robe, they thought he was Ahab and started to attack him. But Jehoshaphat prayed, and the Lord made the Syrian soldiers stop. And when they realized he wasn’t Ahab, they left him alone. However, during the fighting a soldier shot an arrow without even aiming, and it hit Ahab between two pieces of his armor. He shouted to his chariot driver, “I’ve been hit! Get me out of here!” 2 Chronicles 18:31-33 (CEV)
I wish you well.
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