#136 2 Chronicles 21-24

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Day 136 of the podcast, reading 2 Chronicles 21-24 NET, read along at:
https://netbible.org/bible/2+Chronicles+21-24/

This is day 136 of our journey.

The death of Jehoshaphat ushered in a dark period in the days of Judah. His son Jehoram became king and led the people away from the Lord. His reign was so bad that "no one mourned when he died." His son Ahaziah replaced him and continued to do evil for his brief 1 year reign. When he died, his mother, Athaliah, daughter of Ahab, executed the entire royal line so that she could be queen and lead Judah into deeper idolatry. One son of Ahaziah was rescued. This young man, Joash, was raised in the temple by Jehoiada and when he was 7, Jehoiada set him up as king and had Athaliah executed for her crimes. Joash's reign began as a glimmer of light. He served God well for the entire time that Jehoiada was alive to advise him. But, as soon as Jehoiada died, Joash listened to the advice of ungodly men and abandoned the Lord, God of Israel. Despite his strong start as king, he eventually led the people in worshiping other gods.

Join me in 2 Chronicles 21-24 to see how low we can fall when we allow the ungodly to influence us.

Key verses:

2 Chronicles 21:20
Jehoram was thirty-two years old when he became king and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem. No one regretted his death; he was buried in the City of David, but not in the royal tombs.

2 Chronicles 22:10
When Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she was determined to destroy the entire royal line of Judah.

2 Chronicles 23:21
All the people of the land celebrated, for the city had rest now that they had killed Athaliah.

2 Chronicles 24:17
After Jehoiada died, the officials of Judah visited the king and declared their loyalty to him. The king listened to their advice.

All Scriptures are from the NET.

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