2 Chronicles 20: Asa's Son Jehoshaphat

Old Testament Seminary Student Study Guide, (2002), 120

In 2 Chronicles 20 we find another example of the blessings of trusting in the Lord and His prophets. This time the story occurs during the reign of King Jehoshaphat of Judah. The complete story of Jehoshaphat in the scriptures is found in 2 Chronicles 17–20.

Understanding the Scriptures

2 Chronicles 20

Heathen (v. 6)Those who do not worship the true God 
Sanctuary (v. 8)Temple 
Dismayed (vv. 15, 17)Afraid 
Ambushments (v. 22)Surprise attacks 
Had made an end (v. 23)Completely destroyed 

2 Chronicles 20:7–9—The Promise of Praying in the Temple

Although we know that God will hear our prayers wherever we pray to Him, in 2 Chronicles 20:7–9, Jehoshaphat asked for the fulfillment of the special promises found in the dedicatory prayer of Solomon’s temple (see 1 Kings 8:37–40, 44–45).

Studying the Scriptures

Do activities A and B as you study 2 Chronicles 20.

Activity A iconHow to Receive the Lord’s Help

Make a list of things Jehoshaphat and his people did to receive the Lord’s help when faced with a great challenge.

Activity B iconGive an Example

Write a modern example of how you or someone you have read about, perhaps in the scriptures, applied the counsel in 2 Chronicles 20:20 and learned of its truth.