Why help those who hate God?

Why help those who hate God? is a subject discussed in the Bible.  It is relevant for us today, since we see it happening.

Ahab was king of the Northern kingdom called, Israel, more than two thousand years ago.  God was merciful to him and helped him quite a few times, but he never repented and turned to God.  He remained a worshipper of the idol, Baal.  See 1 Kings 20-23

Jehoshaphat was a good king in Judah who loved the Lord.  Jehoshaphat’s son married godless Ahab’s daughter.  Ahab asked Jehoshaphat to help him take back territory – Ramoth Gilead.  1 Kings 22:1-40

Ahab’s false prophets predicted victory for him.  Yet a godly prophet, Micah, told Ahab that God has determined disaster.  Remember that was after God helped him so many times against his enemies.   Ahab died in battle.    

When Jehoshaphat returned home, another prophet of God asked him, 

‘Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the Lord?’  2 Chronicles 19:2b

Does the above statement apply today?  It seems as if the Biden Administration intends to revive the Iran deal.  That will supply Iran with billions of dollars.  Yet Iran does not hide its intent: the destruction of Israel.  The USA has millions of faithful followers of Jesus.  The nation’s foundations are found in the Bible.  Yet, today it seems as if the leader of the country contemplates to help those who hate God.  

Psalm 83 is very clear: to hate Israel is to hate God.  So what happened later to Jehoshaphat?  Despite a victory over his enemies with God’s exclusive help, he must have had some kind of amnesia concerning God’s enemies.  He again made an alliance, this time with Ahab’s son who did not love the Lord at all.  They constructed a fleet of trading ships together.  The prophet warned Jehoshaphat, 

‘Because you have made an alliance with Ahaziah, the Lord will destroy what you have made.’  2 Chronicles 20:37

The result, 

‘The ships were wrecked and were not able to set sail to trade.’  2 Chronicles 20:37c

God has His principles and He never deviates from them. 

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