2 Chronicles 20: 25, ‘And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away the spoil of them, they found among them in abundance both riches with the dead bodies, and precious jewels, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away: and they were three days in gathering of the spoil, it was so much’.
I don’t know if it’s just me, or are you also wondering why people that were about to go to war against a nation had precious jewels on them? I mean, the sword and shield and spears are heavy enough already. Why will you now want to add extra luggage? The reason is simple for these group of people, divine purpose.
Jehoshaphat was God’s boy, the Ammonites and the Moabites hadn’t come into full knowledge of the meaning of this. In 2 Chronicles 19:2, Jehu said that Jehoshaphat was a man who had prepared his heart to seek God. This thing really is not hard. First, if you want God to fight your battles for you, prepare your heart to seek God.
Your treasure cannot be in any other place than in God. The Bible says, where your treasure is will lie your heart (Matthew 6:21). If your heart is to seek the Lord, your treasure must be in God. Your treasure is in God when you reach a point of no return in your relationship with God. No matter what the devil throws your way, you know that there’s no need giving up now, because it’s only a matter of time before you get your return on investment.
The simple truth is this, if your treasure is in God, God’s treasure will be in you. His Word says, abide in me and I in you (John 15:4). He’s that kind of God. It’s a give and take process. If you do this, I’ll do this. However, unlike other give and take scenarios, the terms are fixed and non- negotiable.
The commandment, walk thou before me and be thou perfect in Genesis 17. After that comes what God will do if Abraham could uphold his own end of the bargain, ‘And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and I will multiply thee exceedingly’.
In preparing your heart to seek God, you must be ready to put your treasure in him and obey him without reservations.