2 Chronicles 20:20-23
20 And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.
Jehoshaphat pleaded with the people to trust in the Lord with everything. His plea to the troops was that they should trust God to deliver them instead of trusting in their own power and strength. The army had reason to believe in themselves but they also had doubts; God wanted them to put aside the doubts they had and give them all to God. Just the same nowadays, God wants us to put aside our doubts and trust Him to be able to deliver us from the impossible situations that we will find ourselves in.
When we have a firm belief in the power and might of God we gain strength from that and our faith remains firm. With that faith we are able to give our burdens fully to God so that He can deliver us from our situations. Jehoshaphat wanted the army to look back through history and over what God had done for them in the past so that they would be more willing to believe in His ways. The prophets were given instruction and prophesies from God that would come to pass – this would strengthen the people’s belief so that their faith would remain firm.
But it was not going to be left to chance for each person to try and figure things out for themselves; instead God wanted them to appoint singers and leaders that would be able to encourage the people toward the truth. It is one thing knowing about a truth, but until you start to share that truth with others it remains a useless truth. But when we share that truth with others it can be used to strengthen others just a God has intended it.
God wants us to share the truth so that others can draw on the same faith that we will display. If we continue to hide it under the proverbial bushel, then we are not going to be strengthening anyone. We need to tell others of our experiences so that they can enjoy the faith we know. Moses told others and showed them the power of God. Jehoshaphat told others and showed them that depending on God was more than worth it