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- Author: Ezra
- Type: History
- Written: 430 BC
- No. Chapters: 36
- O.T. Book No.: 14
Today we are looking at a king called Jehosaphat (Joe for short).
He was a king who decided to trust and obey God and in doing so won a great battle without having to fight.
Read 2 Chronicles chapter 20 and ask the children what happened and in particular what did Jehosaphat do?
- verse 3 – He prayed
- verse 18 – on hearing the answer, he worshipped
- verse 20 – he obeyed
- verse 21 – he listened to advice and sent singers before the marching army.
Was Jehosaphat afraid at first? Yes.
But he took strength in God and became bold.
The key verses are verse 15. Don’t be afraid, the battle is God’s, and the end of verse 17, Don’t be discouraged, the Lord is with you.
God has said the same thing many times in the bible. Here are some examples:
- Joshua 1v9
- Judges 6v12
- Isaiah 41v10
- Psalm 23v4
- Zephaniah 3v17
- Matthew 28v20
- Hebrews 13v5
- Romans 8v18-39
Make badges with a phrase about trusting God.