As we read about the imminent attack on Judah, it’s hard to miss what Jehoshaphat’s response was.
Jehoshaphat was afraid, and he resolved to seek the Lord. Then he proclaimed a fast for all Judah, who gathered to seek the Lord. They even came from all the cities of Judah to seek him. (3-4)
Three times, we see Jehoshaphat’s response: he sought God.
He resolved to seek God.
The people gathered to seek God.
In fact, they came from all over to seek God.
How often do we do the same?
What does it mean to seek the Lord?
It means we seek his will.
It means we seek his help.
But more than all that, we seek a close relationship with him.
How often do we do that?
When we read our Bibles, is it just a habit, or are we seeking God?
When we fast, is it just a religious discipline, or are we seeking God?
When we gather at church, is it just a social club, or are we seeking God?
When we meet for our small groups, are we just hanging out with friends, or are we seeking God?
Let us not be like most of the people of Judah, who sought God in their time of need, but never really gave their hearts to him. (33)
Instead, let us be like Jehoshaphat, and truly seek God with all our hearts. (19:3; 20:32)