2 Chronicles 24; &
One of the reasons the scriptures were written by men inspired by God was because God wanted us to learn from the achievements and mistakes made way back through the biblical times.
In these two chapters we read about Joash the boy King and how he was hidden by Jehoiada the Priest and his wife in the Temple against the wicked queen Athaliah who sort to kill him. As a result of this Godly influence before the age of 7, Joash started his kingship well by doing what was right in the sight of God. We can see in both chapters that God was with Him and His reing prospered.
Unfortunately once Jehoiada died Joash turned to the ungodly officials of Judah. This resulted in him turning away from God, worshipping other gods and making catastrophic decisions including killing Zechariah son of Jehoiada. All these bad decisions eventually eventually cost him his life!!
I learn here that the moment one takes God out of ones life it will result in making unwise decisions which will be very costly. Also if one surrounds oneself with Godly influence and good company their are endless positive benefits.
This psalm in a nutshell talks about the majesty of our God and the consequences of turning against him. God talks about His promise to His people one of which is to rescue them and answer them when they called if they obey Him by keeping their vows and offering a sacrifice. He also talks here about the wicked and their reward
This chapter is full of Jesus’s miracles and a demonstration of His wisdom when answering questions.
In most of the miracles recorded here Jesus required the people involved or their families to demonstrate faith in His ability to heal them. This he required through their actions or through the things they declared.
The Bible says Jesus went around proclaiming the good news and healing the sick. His agenda is still the same today as it was then as He intends to use us as vessels to demonstrate His love and compassion. So let us make ourselves available to Him so He can use us to glorify His name