- In the beginning of Jehoshaphat’s reign he continued the policy of maintaining fortified cities for defence against Israel.
But later he made peace with Israel through a marriage alliance (18:1; 21:6).
How was this alliance with Ahab rebuked, and on what grounds?
Cf. 2 Cor. 6:14; see also 2 Chr. 20:35-37.
- After this rebuke, what further steps did Jehoshaphat take to establish true religion in the land?
- When peril came, what did Jehoshaphat do first?
What impresses you most in this story?
Note. 20:2. ‘En Gedi’: on the western shore of the Dead Sea and therefore not from Jerusalem.