Now in our study for tonight, Jehosaphat was committed to God but he made an alliance with Ahab who hate God. He made an alliance with unbeliever. The Bible taught us that we should not be unequally yoke. You can have acquaintance with unbelievers but don't get too close as in more than friendship.
Like Daniel he was surrounded with pagans and unbelievers but still he remain faithful to God. And, God was with him in the lion's den.
Faithfulness is so important.
Hebrews 6:10 God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.
And whenever we make a mistake surely we will be rebuke by the word of God to correct us.
Even though we are doing good in our ministry but if you compromise in another area, God will see the area you need to change.
Fear - is to respect
Proverbs 18:13 To answer before listening—
that is folly and shame.
5 reason why fear God?
- Because HE IS God
- Source of all good things
- He is the judge of Good and Evil
- He holds the power of life and death.
- It's our own good to worship God.
We are all under process to change but don't be sponge Christians.