Bad Alliances

Jehoshaphat followed God and his obedience brought him wealth and honor. Even so, there are times when we can make some poor decisions that can end up pulling us away from God. Jehoshaphat’s poor decision was making bad alliances. In 2 Chronicles 18, we read about the first bad alliance. This was a marriage alliance … Continue reading Bad Alliances

Top of Your Lungs

When you yell at the top of your lungs, people pay attention. It is loud. It is usually uninhibited. When I think of someone screaming at the top of their lungs, I consider two things: screaming in delight after receiving some great news or screaming in fear when in danger. These moments are typically moments … Continue reading Top of Your Lungs

Foolish Disguise

Every time I read today’s verse, I ask myself why Jehoshaphat would even go with Ahab into the battle with this request. Ahab decides to disguise himself so he would not be recognized. Yet he tells Jehoshaphat to wear the royal robes so everyone can tell that he is the king. Something happens though—things do … Continue reading Foolish Disguise

Nothing But Trouble

Micaiah prophesies against Ahab. Whenever the king of Israel consulted with him, it was always trouble. Nothing but trouble. Ahab did not like to hear what Micaiah would say—all this trouble. The problem was the way he was living was the reason for the trouble. Ahab did not like to hear the truth. It was … Continue reading Nothing But Trouble

Deeply Committed

Jehoshaphat was deeply committed to the Lord and His ways. He showed this in many ways. He removed the pagan shrines. He removed the Asherah poles. But he didn’t stop there. He gathered his officials, the Levites, and others, and sent them off with copies of the Book of the Law. They went traveling around … Continue reading Deeply Committed

Settling Down With God: A Study of 1 Kings

This book is a 10 Session Bible Study book great for both individual study or group Bible study. I just finished working on this new project, Settling Down With God: A Study of 1 Kings. Funny enough, when God gave me the title, I initially thought that He wanted me to write about coping with … Continue reading Settling Down With God: A Study of 1 Kings

2 Kings 3 Bible Study: Are You a Ditch Digger?

This lesson is a Bible Study Lesson on 2 Kings 3: Are You a Ditch Digger. This lesson is geared toward youth and adult Bible study groups. Please feel free to download and/or print the lesson and the accompanying resource(s) and use for ministry purposes. If you have any comments or questions, do not hesitate … Continue reading 2 Kings 3 Bible Study: Are You a Ditch Digger?