“Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers” 2 Corinthians 6:14.
Jehoshaphat, King of
was a God fearing king and he held high the Prophets of the Lord. He did what was right in the eyes of the LORD
(1 Kings 22:43). We read in 2 Chronicles
17:3, “Now the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the former
ways of his father David; he did not seek the Baals, but sought the God of his
father and walked in His commandments and not according to the acts of Judah .” Whenever he faced a problem he depended on
the Lord as we see in 1 Kings 22:5 and in 2 Chronicles 20:12. He was a lover of
peace and made peace with Ahab, the King of Israel . Israel
On the other hand, the Lord condemned Ahab because of his wickedness. However, King Jehoshapat was a close friend of King Ahab which displeased the Lord. The Lord had warned him to stay away from the wicked King Ahab as we see in 2 Chronicles 19:2, “Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the LORD? Therefore the wrath of the LORD is upon you.”
On a second occasion, the Lord again warned King Jehoshapat because he allied himself with Ahaziah king of
who acted very wickedly. 2 Chronicles
20:37 says, “Because you have allied yourself with Ahaziah, the LORD has
destroyed your works.” Israel
In our daily lives, this is something which we need to remember. Stay away from wicked people and those who hate the Lord. I have seen God’s children doing business with such people and you know what the outcome is. This is applicable when it comes to marriages too. Naturally the question arises, why? This is because “you are the temple of the living God” 2 Corinthians 6:16
“For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? 2 Corinthians 6:14.
Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? 2 Corinthians 6:15.