And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to King Jehoshaphat, “Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the Lord ? Therefore the wrath of the Lord is upon you. 2 Chr 19:2
“Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the Lord? Therefore the wrath of the Lord is upon you.” These words were spoken to Jehoshaphat for associating himself with Ahab and helping him.
For some reason, Jehoshaphat seemed to have a practice of having alliances with wicked people. In 2 Chr 20:17, Eliezer prophesied against him similarly “Because you have allied yourself with Ahaziah, the Lord has destroyed your works.”
It is clear. God is not pleased when we associate ourselves with wicked people. He will judge us if we continue to do so, as He did Jehoshaphat.
Let us be careful as to who we associate ourselves with, lest the wrath of the Lord be upon us.
“Asa did what was good and right in the eyes of the Lord his God, for he removed the altars of the foreign gods and the high places, and broke down the sacred pillars and cut down the wooden images. He commanded Judah to seek the Lord God of their fathers, and to observe the law and the commandment.” 2 Chr 14:2-4
The bible tells us how God regarded the kings of old – either they did what was good and right in the eyes of God or they did evil in the eyes of God.
What would be considered good in the eyes of God? 2 Chr 14:3-4 tell us that Asa “removed the altars of strange gods, …. broke down images,….commanded Judah to seek the Lord God of their fathers, …observed the law and commandment”.
God regards us in the same manner. Are we obeying God’s commandments, putting away idols in our lives? Are we living in obedience to the law and commandments of God? If we are not, we are not doing what is good and right in the eyes of God. Let us examine ourselves today.