|Chart of the Kings||King Jehoshaphat - Biography||God's Judgment Regarding King Jehoshaphat|
King Jehoshaphat trusted the LORD completely and unflinchingly. In good times, he instituted reforms in the fields of religion, public education, justice, and military preparation. In times of crisis, he turned to the LORD reflexively, and the LORD rescued him from impossible situations. He never once fell into the vices that brought great trouble to Judah and Israel at other times.
In consideration of his outstanding faithfulness and success, the LORD recognized him with this judgment:
1 Kings 22:42-43 Jehoshaphat was thirty and five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned twenty and five years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Azubah the daughter of Shilhi. And he walked in all the ways of Asa his father; he turned not aside from it, doing that which was right in the eyes of the LORD ...