TUESDAY, JANUARY 15
Scripture: 2 Chronicles 17:1-13
In 2 Chronicles 17:1-13 we see the covenantal blessing that can fall on the righteous. This is the blessing that fell on Jehoshaphat. Look at verses 10-13. “And the fear of the LORD fell on all the kingdoms of the lands that were around Judah, so that they did not make war against Jehoshaphat. Also some of the Philistines brought Jehoshaphat presents and silver as tribute; and the Arabians brought him flocks, seven thousand seven hundred rams and seven thousand seven hundred male goats. So Jehoshaphat became increasingly powerful, and he built fortresses and storage cities in Judah. He had much property in the cities of Judah; and the men of war, mighty men of valor, were in Jerusalem.” What do we see here? We see covenant blessing on Jehoshaphat. We have a covenant with God. When we stand in His glory, we see His blessing in a variety of ways. When the nation rebels against God, we may have a long season of battle and war, but God preserves those who are His Own. David talked about it in the Psalms. The blessings and divine preservation come from His Presence, the Presence of our Mighty Father! We have been adopted by Him and that carries eternal weight. As we seek Him we can expect to see His Hand. His Hand can bring the entire panorama of both good and bad. In Scripture God’s Hand subdues His enemies as a blessing to the righteous. That is the blessing of the Lord. That is the glory in manifestation. We need to continue calling these covenant promises into manifestation.