Inquire of the Lord

1 Kings 22: 5

Moreover, Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, “Please inquire first for the word of the Lord.”

The king of Israel, Ahab, had asked the king of Judah, Jehoshaphat, to go up with him against another army to take some land that he thought belonged in the kingdom of Israel. Jehoshaphat answered that they were as brothers, that his people were Ahab’s people and his horses were Ahab’s horses. He was practically committed to helping Israel just by their closeness, but still, he required Ahab to pray about this war before he went up against the army.

We could all stand to take a page out of Jehoshaphat’s book. We should pray about everything before we give our answer. Before we undertake anything, even our drive to work, we ought to say a prayer. Every time even a small decision is required, stop and ask the Lord what he advises. He cares about everything in your life; even the things that you think are small and insignificant. He has great insight and can save you a lot of time and effort. Remember Jehoshaphat and when you have a decision to make call on God for direction and assistance.