A Time for Reform: Jehu and Joash. 1 Kings 9-12, 2 Chronicles 22:8-24:27. Israel. Judah. Jehoshaphat (869-848 BC) Jehoram (848-841 BC) Ahaziah (841 BC) Athaliah (841-835 BC) Joash (835-796 BC ). Ahab (874-853 BC) Ahaziah (853-852 BC) Joram / Jehoram (852-841 BC)
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1 Kings 9-12,
2 Chronicles 22:8-24:27
“Now Elisha the prophet called one of the sons of the prophets and said to him, “Gird up your loins, and take this flask of oil in your hand and go to Ramoth-gilead. “When you arrive there, search out Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat the son of Nimshi, and go in and bid him arise from among his brothers, and bring him to an inner room. “Then take the flask of oil and pour it on his head and say, ‘Thus says the LORD, “I have anointed you king over Israel.” ’ Then open the door and flee and do not wait.”
- 2 Kings 9:1–3, NASB95
“He arose and went into the house, and he poured the oil on his head and said to him, “Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, ‘I have anointed you king over the people of the LORD, even over Israel. ‘You shall strike the house of Ahab your master, that I may avenge the blood of My servants the prophets, and the blood of all the servants of the LORD, at the hand of Jezebel.”
- 2 Kings 9:6–7, NASB95
Principle 1: Response to apostasy must be gentle and firm.
“When Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she rose and destroyed all the royal offspring. But Jehosheba, the daughter of King Joram, sister of Ahaziah, took Joash the son of Ahaziah and stole him from among the king’s sons who were being put to death, and placed him and his nurse in the bedroom. So they hid him from Athaliah, and he was not put to death. So he was hidden with her in the house of the LORD six years, while Athaliah was reigning over the land.” - 2 Kings 11:1–3, NASB95
Principle 2: God’s truth brings life.