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Week 22 Day 4
Heroes are never perfect
never all good
all the time
was in making an alliance with
He allied himself with evil
The consequence of that error in judgment
was that his children
were at risk
His son married the daughter of Ahab
and became more a son of Ahab
than of Jehoshaphat
The life of that son was tragic
he lived in violence
and he died
to no one's regret!
ANOTHER 'SON OF AHAB' IN JUDAH
He killed his brothers, encouraged sin, and lost everything. II Chronicles 21
1Jehoshaphat rested with his fathers, and was buried in
the City of David. Jehoram his son reigned. 3Their father
gave his sons great gifts of silver, gold and precious things,
with fortified cities in Judah; but he gave the kingdom to
Jehoram because he was the firstborn. 4When Jehoram
was established, he strengthened himself and killed all his
brothers with the sword, and also other princes of Israel.
8Jehoram was thirty-two years old when he became
king, and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem. 6He walked
in the way of the kings of Israel, just as the house of Ahab
had done, for he had the daughter of Ahab as a wife; and he
did evil in the sight of the Lord. 7Yet the Lord would not
destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that
He had made with David, and to his sons forever.
8Edom revolted against Judah's authority, and made a
king over themselves, 10and have been in revolt against
Judah's authority to this day.
12A letter came to Jehoram from Elijah the prophet, saying,
Thus says the Lord God of your father David: Because you
have not walked in the ways of Jehoshaphat your father, or
in the ways of Asa, 13but have walked in the way of the
kings of Israel, and have made Judah and the inhabitants of
Jerusalem to play the harlot like the house of Ahab, and also
have killed your brothers, those of your father's household,
who were better than yourself, 15behold, you will become
very sick with a disease of your intestines, until your intestines
come out by reason of the sickness, day by day.
16The Lord stirred up against Jehoram the Philistines and
the Arabians who were near the Ethiopians. 17They came up
into Judah and invaded it, and carried away all the possessions
that were found in the king's house, and also his sons and his
wives, so that there was not a son left to him except Jehoahaz,
the youngest of his sons.
18After all this the Lord struck him in his intestines with
an incurable disease. 19After the end of two years, he died
in severe pain.
20He was thirty-two years old when he became king.
He reigned eight years and, to no one's sorrow, departed.
They buried him in the City of David, but not in the tombs
of the kings. This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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