The Lord was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the earlier ways of his father; he did not seek the Baals,
References for 2 Chronicles 17:3
but sought the God of his father and walked in his commandments, and not according to the ways of Israel.
Therefore the Lord established the kingdom in his hand. All Judah brought tribute to Jehoshaphat, and he had great riches and honor.
His heart was courageous in the ways of the Lord; and furthermore he removed the high places and the sacred poles from Judah.
References for 2 Chronicles 17:6
In the third year of his reign he sent his officials, Ben-hail, Obadiah, Zechariah, Nethanel, and Micaiah, to teach in the cities of Judah.
With them were the Levites, Shemaiah, Nethaniah, Zebadiah, Asahel, Shemiramoth, Jehonathan, Adonijah, Tobijah, and Tob-adonijah; and with these Levites, the priests Elishama and Jehoram.
They taught in Judah, having the book of the law of the Lord with them; they went around through all the cities of Judah and taught among the people.