3 Now the Lord was with Jehoshaphat because he walked in the former ways of his father David.a He did not seek the Baals
4 but sought the God of his father and walked by His commands, not according to the practices of Israel.
5 So the Lord established the kingdom in his hand. Then all Judah brought him tribute, and he had riches and honor in abundance.
6 His mind rejoiced in the Lord's ways, and he againb removed the high places and Asherah poles from Judah.

Jehoshaphat's Educational Plan

7 In the third year of his reign, Jehoshaphat sent his officials-Ben-hail,c Obadiah, Zechariah, Nethanel, and Micaiah-to teach in the cities of Judah.
8 The Levites with them were Shemaiah, Nethaniah, Zebadiah,d Asahel, Shemiramoth, Jehonathan, Adonijah, Tobijah, and Tob-adonijah; the priests, Elishama and Jehoram, were with these Levites.
9 They taught throughout Judah, [having] the book of the Lord's instruction with them. They went throughout the towns of Judah and taught the people.