Jehoram To Ahaz

Tonight (Wednesday, 1/11, 7:00 pm), gather with your Calvary Chapel family in the Holy Ground Cafe' or on our website (

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King Jehoshaphat was one of the greatest kings to rule over Judah and Benjamin. What was the secret to his success? How was he able to have God on his side? The reason was simple. From the moment he became King, he loved God with his entire being. He didn't swerve to the right or the left. Instead, he made it his ambition to follow God's commands.
After Jehoshaphat's death, his oldest son, Jehoram, ascended to the throne. But, unlike his Father, he "walked in the way of the kings of Israel, just as the house of Ahab had done." His departure was because he "had Ahab's daughter as a wife" (21:6).
Thus the kingdom of Judah began a continual slide into idolatry and immorality. And eventually, this would lead to the invasion of the Babylonians and seventy years in captivity—a reminder of the consequences of departing from the secure position they had in The Lord.
The bright spot in Judah's apostasy is that throughout their history, no matter how they backslid, God continued to honor the covenant He made with David. "I have made a covenant with My chosen, I have sworn to My servant David: 'Your seed I will establish forever, And build up your throne to all generations'" (Ps 89:3-4). Again, a reminder that God is faithful to His Word. 
Today those who have trusted in Christ for their salvation can rest that no matter what takes place in their walk with the Lord, "He will never leave nor forsake them" (Gen. 28:15; Deut 31:6; Jos 1:5; Heb 13:5). 
The writer of Hebrews expounded on God's promise when he wrote to believers who were being persecuted and tempted to forsake their relationship with Christ and return to being under the Mosaic law with this great truth, "Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath, that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us" (Heb 6:17-18).
Please pray that this three-year journey through the Word of God will be received by open hearts that long to grow in the Grace and Knowledge of Jesus. And He would do deep and abiding work in and through us for a world in desperate need of a Savior.
In His Strong Love,

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