Joash: Good King, Bad King

King Joash teaches us a very important lesson about true and false believers under cultural pressure.

Societal pressures are separating genuine Christ-followers from nominal Christians. Why? Because the testing of our faith always reveals the truth of our beliefs.

We have a "good bad example" in the Old Testament king named Joash (2 Chronicles 24)

Joash became king at a young age under tragic conditions, but God gave him a loving aunt and a godly priest to mentor him and help him restore Israel to the Lord.

With God's love and favor, Joash became a godly king, a very godly king.

Until tested.

When his godly mentor Jehoiada died, Joash turned from God and killed Johoiada's righteous son. He gave in to the popular paganism of his day and led Israel away from God. 

When tested, his true beliefs were revealed.

So let me ask you these very important questions

✔ Have you sincerely understood the gospel and given your life to the Lord? (Romans 10:10)

Are you willing to stand up for His unchanging Word even when it's criticized and mocked? (Matthew 10:22)

Are you preparing your heart and mind for persecution? (1 Peter 4:12)

If your answers are "yes," you can rest assured that you will never stand alone. God will be with you! (Hebrews 13:5

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I love the Amplified Bible's translation of Hebrews 13:5. I keep it on my desk so I can read it often.

When you are feeling alone in your biblical convictions, recite this verse. Why not memorize it?

Hebrews 13:5: "[God] has said, 'I will never [under any circumstances] desert you [nor give you up nor leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless], nor will I forsake or let you down or relax My hold on you [assuredly not]!'" 

Please take time to do the Bite Size Bible Study, The Modern "Joash Movement". You'll find more details about the life of Joash and discover two important things we learn from the story of Joash. 

King Joash teaches us a very important lesson about true and false believers under cultural pressure.

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1 comment:

  1. I am committed to standing firm not in my own strength but by His empowerment.