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2 Chronicles 22:9c
So there was no one in the house of Ahaziah powerful enough to retain the kingdom.
This is a unique and amazing story. Ahaziah was the youngest son of Jehoram, who was the oldest son of the godly King Jehoshaphat. When Jehoshaphat died, Jehoram was made king, and he had all of his brothers killed. He then married the daughter of King Ahab of Israel. Her name was Athaliah, and she was also the daughter of Jezebel! Her son Ahaziah was killed by Jehu, whom the Lord had chosen to destroy the entire household of Ahab. When Ahaziah was killed, Athaliah killed all of her male children save for the baby, Joash, because his aunt, Ahaziah’s sister, hid him away. For seven years, Judah was ruled by King Ahaziah’s wicked mother, Athaliah!!
In no way did I want to confuse you concerning the details of this story, but it’s important that you know how the house of David was preserved when Auntie Jehosheba saved baby Joash. But what’s so amazing about this story is how a wicked witch of a woman, Athaliah, could quickly grab power like her mother Jezebel, “When The Leadership Pool Runs Dry.” Here’s the good news. When people are earnest before the Lord and will step out in faith towards the Lord, it doesn’t take many to turn things around. Auntie Jehosheba’s husband was the priest of Judah named Jehoiada. He was a man of God. The two of them hid Ahaziah’s son Joash and raised him to serve the Lord, and at the age of seven, he became king. Two people saved an entire nation from doom. “When The Leadership Pool Runs Dry,” it doesn’t take many to reverse the curse if they wholeheartedly seek the Lord.
I don’t think we have it as bad as they did in Joash’s day, but still, I ask that You would always help me stand against compromise and wickedness and preach Jesus fully as long as I shall live. Amen