Beware of Self-Preservation

1 Now Jehoshaphat had great riches and honor, and he made a marriage alliance with Ahab. ~ 2 Chronicles 18:1

God was blessing King Jehoshaphat in all that he did. He had no need to get into bed with King Ahab, and yet, he saw it necessary to forge a marriage alliance with him. Ahab was a very wicked king. A Godless king. A spoiled brat who had no regard for God or man, as plain to see when his wife Jezebel murdered Naboth, and he gladly took over his vineyard. But because of fear for self-preservation, King Jehoshaphat jumped into bed with the enemy of God.

Fear is the opposite of faith, and fear will make you do unreasonable things. When fear sets in, it will cause you to act without thinking, and self-preservation then becomes the name of the game.

The Scriptures often warn against fear. The Bible plainly states, “Fear not, for I am with you. I will fight for you. I will defend you.”

Yet king Jehoshaphat, acting in fear, took matters into his own hands and got the granddaughter of King Omri and the daughter of Ahab and Jezebel to be the bride of his son, thus forming an alliance between the two nations.

The problem with ungodly alliances is that they will take you further than you want to go and cause you to make the wrong decisions without even realizing that it is against God’s earthly will for your life. His good and perfect will that is only for your good.

Peace. Love. Go Forth and Beware of Self-Preservation.

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2 Replies to “Beware of Self-Preservation”

  1. Amen, stand having done all to stand and be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might. We wrestle not against flesh and blood

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