2 Chronicles 20:5-25, "...Our Eyes Are On You"
Discuss what 2 Chronicles 19:1-7 means when Jehu says to Jehoshaphat "...there is some good in you..."? In what way did Jehoshaphat respond to Jehu's words and why is that important?
In what way does Jehu's words speak to us today, especially concerning his question in verse 2 of chapter 20?
In verse 3 it tells us that Jehoshaphat was afraid and turned his attention to seek the Lord. What was he afraid of and why is it important that he sought the Lord? When have you been afraid and confused, and in what ways does this passage speak to you?
In verse 3 the passage tells us that Jehoshaphat turned his attention to the Lord. Where do you think his attention was before he had such a great need? Discuss how that is often the case in our lives?
What are the elements of Jehoshaphat's prayer in verses 5 –12? What do we learn about Jehoshaphat's faith through this prayer? What do we learn about God?
What does it mean to realize that we are "powerless" and "really do not know what to do"? In what ways does this realization open doors of prayer and faith that were perhaps not there before?
Discuss what it means when verse 12 says "but our eyes are on you". Is this something greater than just "seeking the Lord" or "seeking help from the Lord"? Explain?
Discuss how this seeking of the Lord was more than just a personal, private act. Check out verses 3-5, 13... Why is that important then and why is it important now?
In verse 15, the Lord declares through Jahaziel that they are not to be afraid because "the battle is not yours but God's". What does that mean and in what way is that still true today? What are some of the battles that God declares are His and not ours?
What does it mean in verse 17 that they need not fight this battle but rather stand and see the salvation of the Lord? What does it look like when we allow God to fight the battle?
What does it mean to "station yourself" to see the salvation of the Lord? How did they do that then and how would we do that today?
What was Jehoshaphat's faith response to the promises he received from God (verses 18-20)?
Why was it significant that Jehoshaphat consulted with the people and then decided to too place the singers and the priests at the head of the army? In what way does this confirm their faith? Cross reference Hebrews 11:1-12, esp. Verses 6-7).
In what way did Jehoshaphat through his actions transform this scene from a military attack to a victory parade? What ways did his physical actions demonstrate the truth that he declared in verses 5-12?
Why is it important that this passage tells us in verse 22, that "when they began singing and praising, the Lord set ambushes"? What is it that God would have us learn from their experience?
What has God spoken to you about as you have reflected upon this passage before Him? What is it and what are you going to do with it? How will it make a difference in your life and the living out of your faith?