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Sunday, December 11, 2005

2 Chronicles 23

Jehoiada strikes back

Summary:
After six years, Jehoiada, the high priest, gathered military men, Levites and leaders together around the temple. He told them that David's son shall reign. Some of them guarded the temple, some the palace, some a gate in Jerusalem, and the rest in the courtyards.

He gave them weapons from the temple, and they anointed Joash, gave him a book of the law, and proclaimed him as king.

When Athaliah heard this, she was gutted. Jehoiada's men killed her followers, and killed her outside of the temple.

They smashed the foreign altars and Baals, and seated Joash on the throne. And then Jerusalem was peaceful.

Key verse:
11. Jehoiada and his sons brought out the king's son and put the crown on him; they presented him with a copy of the covenant and proclaimed him king. They anointed him and shouted, "Long live the king!"

My thoughts:
Here we see part of what it means to be the king of Judah. He is given a 'copy of the covenant' with his crown. They are to rule within the covenant. Books were scarce in ancient times, and there are many scholars who would suggest that no such book would have existed in Joash's time. However, the record of history here seems to show that from a very early date, God's people were a people of a book.

This is why, if you ever rule the world, you should be nice to people. If you aren't, then they revolt!

3 Comments:

Blogger Jesus Crux said...

hey bro you should like post a testamony or something

8:41 pm

 
Blogger Pete W said...

Hey Stan,

Yea, I could. I wouldn't put it as a normal post, cos that's just for my Bible chapters, but I could give a bit of a life story somewhere.

It's no sex, drugs, and gangs testimony, but I'd be happy to share my story!

9:14 pm

 
Blogger Huggies said...

that's not what you told the ppl in England...

6:59 pm

 

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