LIBNAH REVOLTED AT THE SAME TIME: Libnah, a priestly
city, rebelling against the sin of the king.
THE LORD AROUSED AGAINST JEHORAM THE HOSTILITY OF THE
PHILISTINES...: Many times the LORD "stirred up" individuals (1Sa 26:19; 1Ki
11:14; 2Ch 36:22; Ezr 1:1; Hag 1:14) -- sometimes for good, and sometimes for
ill. In the case of faithful men who respond to His word, He is willing to work
to encourage those who first respond to him: "Come near to God and he will come
near to you" (Jam 4:8).