II Chronicles 17:6-7a, 8-9a, 10a, 12 He had the confidence to live the way the LORD wanted him to live. He also got rid of the illegal places of worship and poles dedicated to the goddess Asherah in Judah. In the third year of his reign, he sent his officers ...to teach in the cities of Judah. With them were the Levites ...
They taught in Judah. They had the Book of the LORD'S Teachings with them when they taught the people in all the cities of Judah. Fear of the LORD came to all the kingdoms around Judah. As a result, they didn't wage war against Jehoshaphat. ...
So Jehoshaphat became more and more powerful.
Because Jehoshaphat saught the Lord, because he went beyond a personal faith and made sure the people also knew the way, because he got rid of other gods, God blessed Jehoshaphat and Israel. God blessed them with knowledgeable and peace.
America will not know true peace again until she returns to God. A nation of diversity can be a nation divided and America is. She sounds an uncertain note. Our friends are treated as enemies. We bow before our enemies and their gods, while outlawing worship of the One True God.
America is no longer safe. No longer a country of faith, family or freedom. It is time I take off my sentimental blinders and make sure my foundation is on Jesus Christ, not on the past, not on government and not on human beings or agencies.
Help me, Jesus, keep my eyes focused on You. Amen.