Day One Hundred Fifty-Nine, II Kings 8, 3, II Chron. 20-21
Today’s reading is several small pieces of a couple of different chapters, but it still makes for a relatively short reading. We have the kings of Israel, Judah, and Edom allied together against Moab. They call upon the Lord for guidance, looking for a prophet of the Lord. For the sake of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, Elisha gives them an answer from the Lord about victory over the Moabites.
However, after this, we have a recording of the death of Jehoshaphat, and his son Jehoram takes over the kingdom of Judah. We are told that he “walked in the ways of te kings of Israel”, that is, “he did evil in the eyes of the Lord.”
However, here, all these years later, we still have God honoring David. The Lord is unwilling to completely destroy the household of the disobedient king of Judah, because he is of the line of David. “He had promised to maintain a lamp for him and his descendants forever.”
Can I just say, yet again, that the Lord keeps his promises? All the time.