Applications from 1 Kings
If you read the last post, You can’t have your cake and eat it too, please skip ahead to the application.
In this passage we get the conclusion of 1 Kings. We read of the end of Ahab’s life. We read a summary of Jehoshaphat. And we read a little of Ahab’s son who replaces him. Let me take you through these verses and give you our final applications from 1 Kings.
Very little is said of Jehoshaphat here. We read that he did right in the eyes of the Lord. He made peace with Israel. He removed the remnant of idolatry left in Judah. He made some ships that broke.
So he did some things that worked, and some that didn’t!
But for all of time he will be remembered as a King who did right. Many debate Ahab’s actions in going to war. One prophet said go, this is God’s will. Another said don’t go, you will die. So who should he listen to? And if you over think it, you can really get confused here on what is right.
But to you and I, only one thing seems right. He shouldn’t have gone to war. God allowed the prophet to show him this. But to those motivated by things other than God’s will, “right” can become confusing.
Do Right. You will do some things in life that are a success. You will do other things that are not. No matter what, just DO RIGHT.
It is not complicated or hard to figure out.
Pastor Chanc Strickland
Harpeth Baptist Church
Kingston Springs, TN
This blog post was adapted from a sermon preached at Harpeth Baptist Church in the summer of 2012.