Therefore the LORD established the kingdom in his hand. And all Judah brought tribute to Jehoshaphat, and he had great riches and honor. His heart was courageous in the ways of the LORD. And furthermore, he took the high places and the Asherim out of Judah. In the third year of his reign he sent his officials, Ben-hail, Obadiah, Zechariah, Nethanel, and Micaiah, to teach in the cities of Judah; and with them the Levites, Shemaiah, Nethaniah, Zebadiah, Asahel, Shemiramoth, Jehonathan, Adonijah, Tobijah, and Tobadonijah; and with these Levites, the priests Elishama and Jehoram. And they taught in Judah, having the Book of the Law of the LORD with them. They went about through all the cities of Judah and taught among the people. And the fear of the LORD fell upon all the kingdoms of the lands that were around Judah, and they made no war against Jehoshaphat.
Step 1: Jehoshaphat cleaned up the nation to ensure that Judah was not worshiping false gods.
Step 2: He sent out priests and Levis to instruct the people of Judah in the Word of the LORD.
Result: the Fear of the LORD fell upon all the surrounding nations.
The lesson to me for today is to make sure that those who are under my spiritual oversight are adequately instructed in the Word of the LORD as it applies to our life in the here and now of the Kingdom of the LORD, God, the Almighty.
Today's readings in the Psalms:
Morning: Psalm 104
Evening: Psalm 30
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