Jul 22, 2021
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2 Chronicles 17:7-11
7 In the third year of his reign he sent his officials, Ben-hail, Obadiah, Zechariah, Nethanel, and Micaiah, to teach in the cities of Judah; 8 and with them the Levites, Shemaiah, Nethaniah, Zebadiah, Asahel, Shemiramoth, Jehonathan, Adonijah, Tobijah, and Tobadonijah; and with these Levites, the priests Elishama and Jehoram. 9 And they taught in Judah, having the Book of the Law of the Lord with them. They went about through all the cities of Judah and taught among the people.
10 And the fear of the Lord fell upon all the kingdoms of the lands that were around Judah, and they made no war against Jehoshaphat. 11 Some of the Philistines brought Jehoshaphat presents and silver for tribute, and the Arabians also brought him 7,700 rams and 7,700 goats.
In the earlier verses, we can see that the Lord was with King Jehoshaphat because he walked the way that his father David walked so the Lord blessed King Jehoshaphat richly, and then King Jehoshaphat sent his officials and the Levites the Law of the Lord, we can see here that King Jehoshaphat takes the Law of the Lord seriously and he did not keep it to himself but rather sent out his officials and proclaim the law of the Lord, and the verse said they “taught” it, I can see that it is not just proclamation of the Law but an actual application of the law on the lives of people because if we can see it in verse 10 the Fear of the Lord fell upon the kingdoms and no one made war against King Jehoshaphat, how can we learn from this as a Christians of today? We can learn that the commands and the laws of the Lord that are in the Bible are important, it is to be taught to people, it is to be proclaimed, it is to be obeyed, and when we do that people will know who the Lord is and people will have the fear of God, and we also have to realize that it starts with the leaders if those people who are leading keeps and follows the Laws and commands of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ people will obey also, and not just that we can also see that there will also be peace and Blessing,
I hope and pray that the Christians of today will not just proclaim the Word of God and teach it but rather learn also to live it, to embed it into their daily lives, to learn to choose Jesus every day, for if we can do this there will be peace and blessing not just in our lives but the blessing will also be felt by our family and people around us.
KARL CLEMENTE L. MARQUEZ
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