Jehoshaphat was a righteous king, but he erred when he joined allegiance with Ahab to help him in war. 1 Kings 22:43-44 says"he walked in all the ways of his father Asa. He did not turn aside from them, doing what was right in the eyes of the LORD. Nevertheless the high places were not taken away, for the people offered sacrifices and burned incense on the high places. Also Jehoshaphat made peace with the king of Israel."
Today, it is becoming increasingly important to know how to sincerely love our enemies or those we don’t agree with without joining them or validating their cause. The church could do a better job of sincerely loving those in the LGBT community without validating their lifestyle. If we get better at reaching out and loving them from the heart with time and money they may be less quick to call our beliefs “hate speech” or “judgmental.”
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Read through the Bible with us in 2012! The reading plan can be downloaded below; we are reading in chronological order. Check back often to read the blog posts on the Bible readings and discuss things in the "comments" section.
2012 Bible Plan