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Meditation on 2 Kings 3

Posted by Adam Graham on August 4, 2006

Now Jehoram the son of Ahab began to reign over Israel in Samaria the eighteenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and reigned twelve years.

And he wrought evil in the sight of the LORD; but not like his father, and like his mother: for he put away the image of Baal that his father had made.

Nevertheless he cleaved unto the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which made Israel to sin; he departed not therefrom. vs.1-3

So Jehoram stopped following after the sins of his father but still did what was evil in the sight of the Lord.

How often do we compare ourselves to others. Well, at least I’m not as bad as HIM Yet, God wants goodness and holiness, not just less bad from us and this was the case with Jehoram.

The King of Moab rebelled against Jehoram and he got the help of Jehoshaphat King of Judah. and the King of Edom to fight against Moab. They then ran into a problem mid-campaign where they had no water for their Army.

Jehoshaphat once again formed an alliance with an Ungodly king and once again found himself in a tight spot. This is a lesson, when one joins regularly with people who don’t serve God and walk after their own ways, trouble will be your companion. However, Jehoshaphat was a blessing to Jehoram because he knew who to call in. He asked for a prophet of God and they went to Elisha:

And Elisha said unto the king of Israel, What have I to do with thee? get thee to the prophets of thy father, and to the prophets of thy mother. And the king of Israel said unto him, Nay: for the LORD hath called these three kings together, to deliver them into the hand of Moab.

And Elisha said, As the LORD of hosts liveth, before whom I stand, surely, were it not that I regard the presence of Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, I would not look toward thee, nor see thee. vs. 13 and 14

Elisha then did a miracle, the men had water for their journeys and went on to totally route the Moabites.

In Genesis, the Bible tells us that God caused everything Joseph did to prosper.

God will often bless an organization or individual who is himself not worthy because of someone in his employ who is faithful and obedient. Thus Christians can be preserving salt and carry forth God’s blessing to the world around them in the work they do.

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