BECOMING MIGHTY IN GOD

 

In 2 Chronicles 27 we are introduced to Jotham who became the King of Judah when he was 25 years old. In verse 2 we read of his heart desire during his sixteen year reign as the scripture states; “and he did what was right in the sight of the Lord”. In verse 6 though we read how added to doing what was right before God, he became mighty in the Lord as it says, “So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the Lord his God”. 

 

Preparation in the things of God are a key to spiritual victory in our lives. How should we prepare? In 2 Chronicles 26 we find some things that Jotham learned from his father, both positive and negative. During that time he learned to trust in the Lord.

 

THINGS JOTHAM LEARNED FROM HIS FATHER (2 CHRONICLES 26)

1. To seek the Lord early in his reign (verse 5)

2. To identify God’s enemies who also were his enemies (verse 7)

3. To prepare his people for battle (verses 9-15)

4. To not disobey the Lord (verses 16 & 21)

 

 IF I AM TO BECOME MIGHTY IN THE LORD, THEN I MUST HAVE A FOCUSED:

 

 ______________________________ Psalm 5:3 (Exodus 33:11)

 

 

 ______________________________ Psalm 135:1-3

 

 

 ______________________________ Matthew 8:18-22

 

 

 ______________________________ 1 Corinthians 2:1-5

 

 

 ______________________________ Galatians 6:14

 

 

 ______________________________ Philippians 3:7-14 (emphasis vs. 10)

 

 

 ______________________________ 2 Thessalonians 1:3-10 (emphasis vs. 7)

 

 

 ______________________________ 1 Peter 2:11-12 (Ephesians 2:10)

 

 

By: David Jones