Jehoshaphat has always been regarded as one of the heroes of faith. Consider what he says to God in prayer – verse 6. His life should encourage us to be likewise faithful.
“… And give it forever to the descendants of Abraham your friend?”
How good is this word! How much of God’s love and grace and favour are wrapped up in these few short words.
God’s faithfulness can be seen at work, across generations. He called Abraham, and His covenant that He made with Abraham was real and true when Joshua and all Israel entered the promised land. God’s covenant was real for the remnant returning to Israel.
And God’s covenant faithfulness is real for us today!
We can be encouraged to grasp hold of God’s covenant promises to us. His steadfast love, His faithfulness without end.
He is the good shepherd who watches over His sheep. He is the great physician who heals us from our sin once and for all time with absoluteness.
And He is the God who we can be friends with – How amazing is this!
What a real and tangible relational truth we see in those words, “Abraham your friend.”
Praise God that in this reminder we can be encouraged and uplifted as we reflect on the reality of who God is. Our saviour, king, lord and God.
* Dear Lord God,
Thank You that because of You at work in the person of Father, Son and Spirit – we can be friends with You!
Thank You for this Lord God.
Please wash us clean today, that we might reflect You to those around us.