June 24, 2019: SOAP #3490:  2Kings 11,12; 2Chronicles 24; 1Timothy 6 Scripture:  2Chronicles (NIV) 24:15 Now Jehoiada was old and full of years, and he died at the age of a hundred and thirty. 16 He was buried with the kings in the City of David, because of the good he had done in Israel […]

June 24, 2019: SOAP #3490: 2Kings 11,12; 2Chronicles 24; 1Timothy 6

Scripture:  2Chronicles (NIV) 24:15 Now Jehoiada was oldand full of years, and he died at the age of a hundred and thirty. 16 He wasburied with the kings in the City of David, because of the good he had done inIsrael for God and his temple.
2Chronicles (NIV) 24:25 When the Arameans withdrew, they left Joash severelywounded. His officials conspired against him for murdering the son of Jehoiadathe priest, and they killed him in his bed. So he died and was buried in theCity of David, but not in the tombs of the kings.

Observation:  Jehoiada and Joash"two names linked togetherfor the good of Judah and the glory of God.  One a priest, the other a king.  The priest was 'buried with the kings;' theking was 'not buried in the tombs of the kings.' The priest lived and endedwell.  The king lived well as long as hehad input from the priest, but when the priest died, he did not finishwell. 

King Joash was greatly influenced by the priest, Jehoiada and as long as thepriest was alive, he followed the ways of the Lord.  But when the priest died, King Joash took incounsel from others who led him, and the nation, away from God. 

Application:  Thank God for people who had good influence inmy life.  They blest my life in manyways.  But now many of them are gone.  Now I come to the final season of my lifewithout their counsel.  How I end thislife is very important.   

Prayer:  Holy Spirit, people come and go in my life,but you remain constant.  I need yourcounsel and guidance.  I need your wisdomand direction if I am to end this season well. I know I can count on you.  Amen

Pastor Leon
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