2 Chronicles Chapter 27

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2 Chronicles 27

1 Jotham was twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name also was Jerushah, the daughter of Zadok.

2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father Uzziah did: howbeit he entered not into the temple of the Lord. And the people did yet corruptly.

3 He built the high gate of the house of the Lord, and on the wall of Ophel he built much.

4 Moreover he built cities in the mountains of Judah, and in the forests he built castles and towers.

5 He fought also with the king of the Ammonites, and prevailed against them. And the children of Ammon gave him the same year an hundred talents of silver, and ten thousand measures of wheat, and ten thousand of barley. So much did the children of Ammon pay unto him, both the second year, and the third.

6 So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the Lord his God.

7 Now the rest of the acts of Jotham, and all his wars, and his ways, lo, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah.

8 He was five and twenty years old when he began to reign, and reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem.

9 And Jotham slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David: and Ahaz his son reigned in his stead.

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38 thoughts on “2 Chronicles Chapter 27

  1. 6. King Jotham became powerful because he was careful to live in obedience to the LORD his God. NLT

    God rewards those who are obedient to Him. The reward isn’t always financial, but He always knows exactly what we need.

  2. 2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father Uzziah did: howbeit he entered not into the temple of the Lord. And the people did yet corruptly.

    You can live a good life, but if you don’t have that dedicated time with God then who are you serving? If you never enter into the LORD’S house, but you are in any form of leadership at work of at home then your people will go astray. You can’t say you live for God and never go to church. You cannot claim to be saved if you’ve never been baptized.

  3. 6 So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the Lord his God

    Preparation in the Presence of God. Lord prepare us for your service and for glory and honor to You. I pray that You Lord will always be the way I choose. I thank You for the strength that You give us daily. Even though at times I may seem weak; in You, I am a mighty warrior.
    Clothe me continually with Your Presence!

  4. 2 Chronicles 27:6 (NLT)
    “King Jotham became powerful because he was careful to live in obedience to the LORD his God.”

    “Live in OBEDIENCE!”

  5. 6 King Jotham became powerful because he was careful to live in obedience to the Lord his God. (NLT)

    To please the Lord, live in obedience!

  6. 2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father Uzziah did: howbeit he entered not into the temple of the Lord. And the people did yet corruptly.

    Uzziah may have done everything that was right in the sight of the Lord but did not enter into the temple. People can get so caught up what they are “doing” for the Lord and forget the most important part – to enter into the Temple and have that relationship. That we may KNOW Him.

  7. 6 So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the Lord his God.
    Jotham was mighty not because he was perfect but because he carefully walked in the ways of God. He obviously made some mistakes and didn’t do perfectly but he did the best he could it appears because God’s blessing was on him.

  8. 2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father Uzziah did: howbeit he entered not into the temple of the Lord. And the people did yet corruptly.

    The King lived right but did not impact the people of the kingdom. Leadership is more than doing what you are supposed to do, it’s also leading others to do what they should. That might include teaching, instructing or exhorting. We are epistles-an open book-for others to watch or read. We must be leading someone to HIS kingdom by our actions.

  9. GOOD DECISIONS DONT HELP EVERYONE

    2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father Uzziah did: howbeit he entered not into the temple of the Lord. And the people did yet corruptly.

    Leaders that are responsible to make decisions, carry burdens. Understanding that every decision we make directly affects someone else. Frequently the worst decision we can make is to not make a decision.

    Apathetic, disengaged, uninterested people often cause more chaos than those passionately engaged in the process. We learn a Leadership lesson here from Jotham.

    Save yourself.

    GNT
    2 He did what was pleasing to the Lord, just as his father had done; but unlike his father he did not sin by burning incense[a] in the Temple. The people, however, went on sinning.

    Jotham chose to follow the LORD, however he was unable to influence the sinful nature and culture of the people. This scenario represents the society we live in. We, the church are not making influencing our generation to follow JESUS as “FIRST” in their lives. Jotham made GOOD DECISIONS but he did not LEAD others to do the same. It begins with LEADING 1 or 2 people then 6 t0 8 then 12 to 16 then 24 to 32 then 48 to 64 then 96 to 128 then 192 to 256 and so on.

    We are commanded to save ourselves and continue with the LORD. As we maintain our PASSION and COMMITMENT to the LORD others will be influenced and follow.

    Thy KINGDOM come, thy WILL be DONE. In JESUS name.

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  10. iLove to Grow in the Word
    2 Chronicles 27:6 NLT King Jotham became powerful because he was careful to live in obedience to the LORD his God.

    Wow, most nearly everyone wants to be used of God and wants to be powerful in the Lord, but there is a revealed secret in this verse. The key is to be careful to live in obedience to the Lord. That sounds easy to most folks, but if it was easy everyone would be doing it.

    Be Careful and follow the Lord

    care·ful
    ˈkerfəl/
    adjective
    1.
    making sure of avoiding potential danger, mishap, or harm; cautious.
    “I begged him to be more careful”
    synonyms: cautious, heedful, alert, attentive, watchful, vigilant, wary, on guard, circumspect
    “be careful when you go up the stairs”
    2.
    done with or showing thought and attention.
    “a careful consideration of the facts”
    synonyms: attentive, conscientious, painstaking, meticulous, diligent, deliberate, assiduous, sedulous, scrupulous, punctilious, methodical; informalpersnickety
    “careful consideration of the facts”

  11. 6 So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the Lord his God.

    Jotham was powerful. Because he stay in the well of the lord and had obedience.

  12. “Jotham’s strength was rooted in his steady and determined life of obedience to God.”

    We all struggle with questions about our future.

    Questions like:
    How can I know God’s plan for my life?
    Which job should I take? Is this the person God wants me to marry?
    Is this a good investment to make?

    I know the answers to these questions. Fully surrendering to God’s will for my life. Living the life He has for me in full obedience to His will. Many of us try so hard to discover the will of God that we lose the joy of the Lord and leave our first love for Him. The key to knowing God’s will is to be obedient to Him and the man of God we have submitted to. If we are willing to trust and obey God and live a holy life, God will reveal Himself to us and direct our steps as a way of life; not just in the moment of need.

    Obedience is the true test of our love for God and the secret to discovering God’s will for our life.

  13. 6 So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the Lord his God.

    See just like raising our own children sometimes our kids expect to get rewarded if they haven’t been good. What are our responses? We explain to them over and over again, you cannot act naughty and expect to get rewarded! Be good and you just may get what you ask for. Yes they catch a fit and so do we as adults when we don’t get our own way when God says no or wait same thing. So we need to practice what we preach and follow Gods commandments like Jotham and God will reward us!

  14. 6 So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the Lord his God.

    Walk in the ways of the Lord and he will provide you with everything you need!!

  15. 2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father Uzziah did: howbeit he entered not into the temple of the Lord. And the people did yet corruptly.

    The king lived a good life in the sight of the Lord, however the people lived corruptly. He didn’t have enough influence to persuade them to live a good life as he was.

    How is our influence? Is anyone following us. It has been said, if no one is following you as a leader, you are just taking a walk. It’s good every now and then to turn around and see who is following you. If there is no one there, we must evaluate what we are doing. We must allow our relationship with Jesus to influence us so much that we influence others to grow in their relationship as well.

  16. 2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father Uzziah did: howbeit he entered not into the temple of the Lord. And the people did yet corruptly.

    As leaders we do not always get the group of people we might hope to get, to serve with us. Here we see that Uzziah didn’t. Sometimes we have to continue to work with those we have, and make the best of it. Although Uzziah did right, his people did not.

    Working with others I have seen that either I can grow up, and pray for the wisdom that I need on a daily basis so as to lead a group of people who don’t realize that they want to serve Jesus, rather than their own flesh, into believing and striving to serve a holy and just God. This takes a true leader to push a people to accomplish something that goes against all their shortsighted desires…

  17. 2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father Uzziah did: howbeit he entered not into the temple of the Lord. And the people did yet corruptly

    Jotham did right in the sight of the Lord according to what his father did. He lived in obedience to God and became powerful for it. He would go into battle with the Ammonite and have victory. He didn’t go to into the temple and have a relationship with God instead he only knew him. It’s great he did right but if we don’t live for God and grow closer to him he could say he never knew us when we see him in heaven.

  18. And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord , according to all that his father Uzziah did: howbeit he entered not into the temple of the Lord . And the people did yet corruptly.(2 Chronicles 27:2 KJV)

    Jotham followed after what his earthly father taught him and not his heavenly father. He was obedient, prosperous and victorious for it. It shows here the importance of living a dedicated life unto the Lord worshiping and continually seeking after him.

  19. And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord , according to all that his father Uzziah did: howbeit he entered not into the temple of the Lord . And the people did yet corruptly.
    2 Chronicles 27:2 KJV
    http://bible.com/1/2ch.27.2.KJV

    I guess he learned from his father’s mistakes!!! It’s better to learn from others mistakes so that we won’t make so many ourselves!!!

  20. 2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father Uzziah did: howbeit he entered not into the temple of the Lord. And the people did yet corruptly.

    How can the sheep be guided without the Shepherd? The body of Christ can’t move without the head.

  21. 2 Chronicles 27:5-6 (NLT)
    5 Jotham went to war against the Ammonites and conquered them. Over the next three years he received from them an annual tribute of 7,500 pounds of silver, 50,000 bushels of wheat, and 50,000 bushels of barley.
    6 King Jotham became powerful because he was careful to live in obedience to the Lord his God.

    Even though the people lived wickedly the king chose to follow the Lord. In doing so God blessed him with an annual tribute, an abundance of resources.

    God rewards those who choose to do the right thing even when everyone else is living contrary to his word.

  22. 6 So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the Lord his God.

    Walk in the will of God and seek His Migdom and righteousness for God will reward those who diligently seek him.

  23. 6 So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the Lord his God.

    7 Now the rest of the acts of Jotham, and all his wars, and his ways, lo, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah.

  24. “So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the Lord his God.” The word of God (Jesus) records because. One can do what is right in one’s own sight; however it means nothing if it is not right in God’s (Judge) sight. Then again one that will be honest with self, already knows. Dear God, help us to seek your will and not overshadow it with our own. God Bless America, Israel, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  25. “And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father Uzziah did: howbeit he entered not into the temple of the Lord. And the people did yet corruptly.” Jotham did what was right, which is what each of us must also strive for. However if we fail the Lord will help, if we sincerely repent and ask him; therefore we should likewise forgive. God help us to do what is right in your sight and forgive as you do, in Jesus name.

  26. Just because a leader does well doesn’t mean those they lead do. This is evident in this chapter. The people continued in corruption. May it not be so in America.

  27. 6 So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the Lord his God.

    “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost alway’s bad men” –John Dalberg-Acton

    This statement has been to the test many times and applied to many people and shown to be true. From Hilter to Alexander the Great, and so may others, but I dare put this to King Jotham.

    Why? There is a word in that statement that changed everything thing, the word “because”. The writer showed the Source of Jothams power, the Lord his God. When we attribute all of what we have to be “because” of the Lord our God, God says, now I can trust you.

    When it’s all about Jesus and he receives all the credit, we are setting ourselves up for an empowering for the Almighty. It’s simple, you desire something, prepare your ways before the Lord.

  28. v6 So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the LORD his God.

    We must continue walking in and rejoicing in truth and godliness until JESUS comes, no matter what trials come our way.

  29. 2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father Uzziah did: howbeit he entered not into the temple of the Lord. And the people did yet corruptly.

    3 He built the high gate of the house of the Lord, and on the wall of Ophel he built much.

    4 Moreover he built cities in the mountains of Judah, and in the forests he built castles and towers.

  30. Jotham’s strength was rooted in his steady and determined life of obedience to GOD.”
    ‭‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭27:6‬ ‭MSG‬‬

    “So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the Lord his God.”
    ‭‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭27:6‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    I love the way it is described in the message version. Steady and determined obedience to God is what keeps us all rooted!

  31. Jotham obeyed the Lord and did right the bible says despite the corrupt people of Judah. Verse 6 CEV “Jotham remained faithful to the Lord his God and became a very powerful king.” It is a choice and a stance you must make despite this world.

  32. 6 So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the Lord his God.

    Jotham was able to grow stronger because he put God first. Imagine how much we could accomplish and the blessings that will follow when we put God first. We cannot afford to make God second , he must be the very first in any relationship we have. When God is number one, it’s a lot easier to make it through tough situations.

  33. 2 Jotham did what was pleasing in the Lord’s sight. He did everything his father, Uzziah, had done, except that Jotham did not sin by entering the Temple of the Lord. But the people continued in their corrupt ways.

    Jotham obeyed the Lord, and respect and honored the Lord by following his commands.

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