July 20 2 Chronicles 20-21

July 20 2 Chronicles 20-21 (ESV) Jehoshaphat’s Prayer 20:1 After this the Moabites and Ammonites, and with them some of the Meunites, [1] came against Jehoshaphat for battle. 2 Some men came and told Jehoshaphat, “A great multitude is coming against you from Edom, [2] from beyond the sea; and, behold, they are in Hazazon-tamar” (that is, Engedi). 3 Then Jehoshaphat was afraid and … More July 20 2 Chronicles 20-21

Checkmate: Ahab, Jehoshaphat and God’s sovereignty

From the ESV Study Bible: 2 Chron. 18:28–34 Ahab is enticed into battle, as the spirit had promised (v. 20). His decision to disguise himself, while rather cynically directing Jehoshaphat to wear his royal robes, indicates his dominant role in the alliance and perhaps also represents a contrived attempt to evade Micaiah’s word of doom. But events turn out … More Checkmate: Ahab, Jehoshaphat and God’s sovereignty

July 19 2 Chronicles 17-19

July 19 2 Chronicles 17-19 (ESV) Jehoshaphat Reigns in Judah 17:1 Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his place and strengthened himself against Israel. 2 He placed forces in all the fortified cities of Judah and set garrisons in the land of Judah, and in the cities of Ephraim that Asa his father had captured. 3 The Lord was with Jehoshaphat, because he … More July 19 2 Chronicles 17-19

July 18 2 Chronicles 13-16

July 18 2 Chronicles 13-16 (ESV) Abijah Reigns in Judah 13:1 In the eighteenth year of King Jeroboam, Abijah began to reign over Judah. 2 He reigned for three years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Micaiah [1] the daughter of Uriel of Gibeah. Now there was war between Abijah and Jeroboam. 3 Abijah went out to battle, having an army of … More July 18 2 Chronicles 13-16

July 16 2 Chronicles 8-9

July 16 2 Chronicles 8-9 (ESV) Solomon’s Accomplishments 8:1 At the end of twenty years, in which Solomon had built the house of the Lord and his own house, 2 Solomon rebuilt the cities that Hiram had given to him, and settled the people of Israel in them. 3 And Solomon went to Hamath-zobah and took it. 4 He built Tadmor in the … More July 16 2 Chronicles 8-9

Checkmate: God’s sovereign direction of events

From the ESV Study Bible: 2 Chron. 18:28–34 Ahab is enticed into battle, as the spirit had promised (v. 20). His decision to disguise himself, while rather cynically directing Jehoshaphat to wear his royal robes, indicates his dominant role in the alliance and perhaps also represents a contrived attempt to evade Micaiah’s word of doom. But events turn out … More Checkmate: God’s sovereign direction of events