SUMMARY OF 2 CHRONICLES 20:14-30
The Lord spoke via the prophet Jahaziel in response to Jehoshaphat’s prayer. He told them that they should go out to meet the army tomorrow and to not be afraid. The battle is the Lord’s battle, and they won’t have to fight it. The Lord will deliver them to Judah. Everyone bowed down in worship of the Lord.
The next day, Jehoshaphat and the people went to meet the enemy, singing praises to the Lord. The Lord set up ambushes and turned the armies of the enemy against one another. They slaughtered each other, leaving no one left alive to fight. Jehoshaphat found lots of plunder amongst the men and carried it way, taking three days to do so. They praised God for what He had done.
When the other neighbors of Judah heard how the Lord had destroyed the enemies of Judah, the fear of God came upon them and Judah was at peace.
BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 7, Day 4: 2 Chronicles 20:14-30
10) God rewarded Jehoshaphat’s prayer handsomely, completely annihilating the enemy without Jehoshaphat having to lift a finger. The Lord set up ambushes and turned the armies of the enemy against one another. They slaughtered each other, leaving no one left alive to fight.
11) Stand firm in the Lord, and God will deliver your enemy. Do not be afraid or discouraged. God will be with you.
12a) They sung praises to God, thanking Him. They had total faith God would do what He said He would do. And God did! They never lost faith; they never wavered.
b) Thank God for His faithfulness each and every day. That He is in control and will work things out as they are meant to be worked out. And, He will answer prayers in unexpected ways.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 7, Day 4: 2 Chronicles 20:14-30
Powerful stuff! God shows up when asked and delivers more than expected. God is good.
End Notes BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 7, Day 4: 2 Chronicles 20:14-30
It still took faith to show up even if the people didn’t have to battle. Oftentimes, the Lord gives us work to do to help strenthen our faith even though He has got it.
Jehoshaphat still consulted with his people, as a good king should. Since the singers went first, this showed that Jehoshaphat believed in God with total faith since they would be the first to be killed if God had not shown up.
Faith won the battle, but it was the praise that exhibited faith.
Jesus fought and won our final battle for us over sin; all we have to do is have faith in Jesus and believe.
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