“They came to Jerusalem, with harps and lyres and trumpets, to the house of the LORD.” – Second Chronicles 20:28




 King Jehoshaphat was afraid, because they came against him in battle, not only the Moabites and the Ammonites, but also some of the Meunites.

But he did three things:

First of all he set himself to seek help from the LORD.  

Secondly he stood before the LORD and prayed.

Thirdly he bowed his head with his face to the ground.

Being a good leader, the inhabitants of Jerusalem followed him and did the same.

Yes, they did all that, but finally they praised the LORD and sang to the LORD.

And then it happened …. Second Chronicles 20:22 says, “And when they began to sing and praise, the Lord set an ambush against the men of Ammon, Moab and Mount Seir, …” 

We are also in a battle. Many things are coming against us. What must we do? We must praise the LORD!