“Now then, let the fear of the LORD be upon you. Be careful what you do, for there is no injustice with the LORD our God, or partiality or taking bribes" (v7). Though King Jehoshaphat erred in making an alliance with Ahab (v2), he promoted righteousness in Judah. He appointed judges and told them to be impartial, “for you judge not for man but for the Lord” (v6). He told leaders in Jerusalem to judge “in the fear of the Lord, in faithfulness, with your whole heart” (v9).
“Deal courageously, and may the Lord be with the upright!” (v11). Whatever our work, we do it as God’s servants, called to give “our whole heart” with honesty and integrity.