Sunday, June 29, 2014
Now the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the former ways of his father David; he did not seek the Baals, but sought the God of his father, and walked in His commandments and not according to the acts of Israel. — 2 Chronicles 17:3-4.
Asa, king of Judah, modeled devotion to God for a season in his life (2 Chron. 14:2).
He removed the idols from his kingdom, restored the altar of the Lord, and led the people into a covenant with God.
Asa’s son Jehoshaphat carried on this legacy by seeking the God of his father and walking in His commandments.
Jehoshaphat purged the land of idol worship and sent out priests and Levites to teach God’s law in all of the cities of Judah.
Jehoshaphat’s reign resembled that of his father.
He faithfully honored Asa’s godly example.
Yet even more important, Jehoshaphat’s heart took delight in the ways of the Lord.
Today, if we are looking for a father to follow, remember our heavenly Father and take delight in His ways.
We honor God’s name when we call Him our Father and live like His Son.