06/30/2018 — 2 Chronicles Chapters 19-23
As I read through these chapters I was, again, reminded of the cycle of following/not following the Lord the nation of Judah performed. And, again, I was reminded of the blessings the Lord extends to His people when they obey. I think an excellent example is Jehoshaphat in Chapters 19 and 20. We see the prophet Jehu inform Jehoshaphat that the “wrath of the Lord is upon you” (v. 19:2) for aligning with Ahab. However, in Chapter 20:3-12 we see Jehoshaphat the people fast and re-dedicate themselves to the Lord.
And at that point the Lord fought and won the battle for His people. 2 Chronicles 20:22-24
22 As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated. 23 The Ammonites and Moabites rose up against the men from Mount Seir to destroy and annihilate them. After they finished slaughtering the men from Seir, they helped to destroy one another. 24 When the men of Judah came to the place that overlooks the desert and looked toward the vast army, they saw only dead bodies lying on the ground; no one had escaped