Powered by 4 - November 16, 2015

 

Swayed

Today's reading: I Kings 22:29-53

Despite the clear message of defeat and death delivered by Micaiah, Ahab and Jehoshaphat push forward and attack the Syrians at Ramoth Gilead. Now that isn't particularly surprising coming from Ahab with his history and track record. But it is surprising coming from Jehoshaphat, whom we're told was a king that followed God and did what was right in His eyes. Getting involved with Ahab, and later Ahaziah, were clearly poor choices on his part.

What does Jehoshaphat's example reveal about the influence and pull that relationships, peer pressure and things like power and wealth can have on our judgment and actions? Tami

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