King Jehoshaphat kept apostates as friends which nearly cost him his life. It began when he gave his son to marry evil Ahab’s daughter, then joined his army to Ahab’s. Micaiah the prophet stood against Ahab; Ahab died in battle.
The next king in Judah was the good and godly King Jehoshaphat. Everything he put his hands to God blessed and protected in the early years of his reign. He grew the army, fortified cities, and had the people taught God’s word.