Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Who is on Your Throne?
O. T. #972 "Who is on Your Throne?"
May 2, 2017
2 Chronicles 23-Part 2
... and they seated the king on the royal throne. 2 Chronicles 23:20b NLT
LET IT GLOW
Jehoiada, God's priest, took care of things. He hid young Joash for 6 years in the Temple, guarded and protected from his wicked grandmother, Queen Athaliah who ruled Judah after her husband and son's deaths. The priest had it all planned out-he summoned and made a pact with 5 army commanders, and they secretly traveled throughout Judah summoning the Levites and clan leaders in all the towns of Judah. Those men gathered at the Temple of God, where they made a pact to protect the young king. Only the priests and Levites on duty could enter the Temple. The Levites formed a bodyguard around the king with their weapons in hand. No one went home after their shift ended.
When it was time, Jehoiada and his sons brought out boy Joash, placed the king's crown on his head, and presented him with a copy of God's laws. They anointed him, proclaimed Joash king, and all shouted, "Long live the king."
Of course, the queen had to go find out what all the commotion was about in her city. When she did, she was taken to the Horse Gate and killed. With her out of the way, the temple of Baal was torn down, as well as the altars and idols smashed.
Will we smash any idols we have set up in our life, those things which are more important to us than God? Is there anything which we think about, take care of, and spend money on more than God? Then it has become an idol. It can be a car, house, job, even children. Is our heart in the right or wrong place? I'm not saying that we must smash those things, but that we may need a change of our heart and attitude toward them.
LET IT GROW
Who escorted the boy King Joash from the Temple to the king's royal throne? Verse 20 tells us it was commanders, nobles, ruler, and all the people of the land. They went through the upper gate and into the palace. Then they seated him upon the throne of David.
Revelation 19-21 tell us that one day Jesus Christ will sit upon the Great White Throne as KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS; there will be a new heaven and new earth; a new Jerusalem; we will worship and serve Him there in that magnificent place forever. What a glorious day!
Will you be there with me, friend? Only those who have trusted in Jesus as their Savior will be there. Have you made such a commitment, friend? Have you asked Jesus to forgive your sins? He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father God but by Him. He is waiting with loving arms open wide to receive you, a sinner in need of a Savior.
LET IT GO
Keep Jesus on the throne of my heart and life.
Love Him and serve Him with all my heart, soul, and mind.