2 Kings Chapter 14 – Chronological

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2 Kings 14

In the second year of Joash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel reigned Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah.

He was twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem.

And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, yet not like David his father: he did according to all things as Joash his father did.

Howbeit the high places were not taken away: as yet the people did sacrifice and burnt incense on the high places.

And it came to pass, as soon as the kingdom was confirmed in his hand, that he slew his servants which had slain the king his father.

But the children of the murderers he slew not: according unto that which is written in the book of the law of Moses, wherein the Lord commanded, saying, The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, nor the children be put to death for the fathers; but every man shall be put to death for his own sin.

He slew of Edom in the valley of salt ten thousand, and took Selah by war, and called the name of it Joktheel unto this day.

Then Amaziah sent messengers to Jehoash, the son of Jehoahaz son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, Come, let us look one another in the face.

And Jehoash the king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, The thistle that was in Lebanon sent to the cedar that was in Lebanon, saying, Give thy daughter to my son to wife: and there passed by a wild beast that was in Lebanon, and trode down the thistle.

10 Thou hast indeed smitten Edom, and thine heart hath lifted thee up: glory of this, and tarry at home: for why shouldest thou meddle to thy hurt, that thou shouldest fall, even thou, and Judah with thee?

11 But Amaziah would not hear. Therefore Jehoash king of Israel went up; and he and Amaziah king of Judah looked one another in the face at Bethshemesh, which belongeth to Judah.

12 And Judah was put to the worse before Israel; and they fled every man to their tents.

13 And Jehoash king of Israel took Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Jehoash the son of Ahaziah, at Bethshemesh, and came to Jerusalem, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim unto the corner gate, four hundred cubits.

14 And he took all the gold and silver, and all the vessels that were found in the house of the Lord, and in the treasures of the king’s house, and hostages, and returned to Samaria.

15 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoash which he did, and his might, and how he fought with Amaziah king of Judah, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

16 And Jehoash slept with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel; and Jeroboam his son reigned in his stead.

17 And Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah lived after the death of Jehoash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel fifteen years.

18 And the rest of the acts of Amaziah, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

19 Now they made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem: and he fled to Lachish; but they sent after him to Lachish, and slew him there.

20 And they brought him on horses: and he was buried at Jerusalem with his fathers in the city of David.

21 And all the people of Judah took Azariah, which was sixteen years old, and made him king instead of his father Amaziah.

22 He built Elath, and restored it to Judah, after that the king slept with his fathers.

23 In the fifteenth year of Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel began to reign in Samaria, and reigned forty and one years.

24 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord: he departed not from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

25 He restored the coast of Israel from the entering of Hamath unto the sea of the plain, according to the word of the LordGod of Israel, which he spake by the hand of his servant Jonah, the son of Amittai, the prophet, which was of Gathhepher.

26 For the Lord saw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter: for there was not any shut up, nor any left, nor any helper for Israel.

27 And the Lord said not that he would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven: but he saved them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash.

28 Now the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, and all that he did, and his might, how he warred, and how he recovered Damascus, and Hamath, which belonged to Judah, for Israel, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

29 And Jeroboam slept with his fathers, even with the kings of Israel; and Zachariah his son reigned in his stead.

43 thoughts on “2 Kings Chapter 14 – Chronological

  1. 3 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, yet not like David his father: he did according to all things as Joash his father did.

    4 Howbeit the high places were not taken away: as yet the people did sacrifice and burnt incense on the high places.

    ‭‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭25:14
    “Now it came to pass, after that Amaziah was come from the slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the gods of the children of Seir, and set them up to be his gods, and bowed down himself before them, and burned incense unto them.”
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    Unfortunately, some traditions are hard to break. Just because your dad is Baker doesn’t mean you need to be a baker to or your children be your own person with your own characters, And still doing right by God.

    A.L.M.A.S.

  2. Verses 3-6 MSG ” He lived the way God wanted and did the right thing. But he didn’t come up to the standards of his ancestor David; instead he lived pretty much as his father Joash had; the local sex-and-religion shrines continued to stay in business with people frequenting them. When he had the affairs of the kingdom well in hand, he executed the palace guard that had assassinated his father the king. But he didn’t kill the sons of the assassins. He was obedient to what God commanded, written in the Word revealed to Moses, that parents shouldn’t be executed for their children’s sins, nor children for those of their parents. We each pay personally for our sins.” A lot of people try to blame the way they are on their upbringing or try to justify their wrong actions; but, the choices you make are all your own. You either raise your standards or you continue in the muck because you want to….it’s your choice!

    Romans 12:2 ERV says “Don’t change yourselves to be like the people of this world, but let God change you inside with a new way of thinking. Then you will be able to understand and accept what God wants for you. You will be able to know what is good and pleasing to him and what is perfect.” Same verses MSG “Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.”

  3. 26 For the Lord saw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter: for there was not any shut up, nor any left, nor any helper for Israel.
    27 And the Lord said not that he would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven: but he saved them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash.

    So many ups and downs, but through it all, the Lord kept His promise to not blot out His people. God is a God of second chances, and even more. He desires our relationship more than anything. Seek the Lord and follow after all He does – it will lead you to prosperity!

  4. 7. He slew of Edom in the valley of salt ten thousand, and took Selah by war, and called the name of it Joktheel unto this day.

    8. Then Amaziah sent messengers to Jehoash, the son of Jehoahaz son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, Come, let us look one another in the face.

    9. And Jehoash the king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, The thistle that was in Lebanon sent to the cedar that was in Lebanon, saying, Give thy daughter to my son to wife: and there passed by a wild beast that was in Lebanon, and trode down the thistle.

    10. Thou hast indeed smitten Edom, and thine heart hath lifted thee up: glory of this, and tarry at home: for why shouldest thou meddle to thy hurt, that thou shouldest fall, even thou, and Judah with thee?

    This reminds me of some of those college football teams that get lucky, beat a local rival, then start chanting, “We want Bama!”…no you don’t; stay home and be quiet before you embarrass yourselves.
    Some battles are only to be fought after you have prayed and received the blessing and help of God. Without Him, you have set yourself up for disaster.

  5. 2 Kings 14: 26- 27 For the Lord saw as very bitter the affliction of Israel ; there was no one left, bond or free, nor any helper for IIsrael.
    But the Lord had not said that He would blot out the name of Israel from under the heaven, so He saved them by the hand of Jeroboam second son of Jehoash.
    I am so thankful that god convicts us and love us through his grace and mercy even when we make mistakes.
    He see’s everything that we do and say.
    2 Sam. 7: 12 And when the days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will established his kingdom.
    Here the Lord saw affliction of Israel it was very bitter!
    If it wasn’t for the Lord’s convection I would have still lost.
    Thank you Lord for the blood.

  6. 26 For the Lord saw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter: for there was not any shut up, nor any left, nor any helper for Israel.

    27 And the Lord said not that he would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven: but he saved them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash.

    How great and merciful is our God, that even when they have sinned God stays by their side. God still restored Israel. He doesn’t destroy it He stays by Israel His people. God loves His people so much that He wrapped Himself in flesh and gave every single drop of His blood for the remission of our sins. That is true agape love!!!

  7. 3 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, yet not like David his father: he did according to all things as Joash his father did.
    4 Howbeit the high places were not taken away: as yet the people did sacrifice and burnt incense on the high places.

    Something that’s always kind of throwing me off with the Bible is when it says that the king did what was right in the side of the Lord but did not take down the alters. this verse pops up more than once and talking about one of the Kings over Judah. That God counted their righteousness but pointed out they had not taken down the alters which were made for other gods and allowed the people to sacrifice.

  8. 14:6 but the children of them murderers he slew not
    According to that which is written in the book of the law, wherein the lord commanded, the fathers shall not be put to dead for the children
    Not the children be put to death for the fathers
    But every man shall be put to death for his own sin.
    —-
    PRAISE GOD, all glory to him🙌.
    I am great full that my Lord( my Abba)
    Has forgiven me of all of my sin. And had mercy .
    On me on that day that choose to draw me unto him.
    Erasing all of my past sins( which I said some horrible things..) he has giving me promises, some have come to past, others will come to pass.
    And that includes my children.
    Hallelujah, blessed be the name of the Lord.!!!
    God is good, and his mercy endures FOREVER!!!!

  9. 10 Thou hast indeed smitten Edom, and thine heart hath lifted thee up: glory of this, and tarry at home: for why shouldest thou meddle to thy hurt, that thou shouldest fall, even thou, and Judah with thee?

    11 But Amaziah would not hear. Therefore Jehoash king of Israel went up; and he and Amaziah king of Judah looked one another in the face at Bethshemesh, which belongeth to Judah.

    When God allows for you to have a victory, he knows if your gonna be greedy and not listen. He only allowed you to have the victory because he thought maybe you would change your mindset, give you another chance because he is merciful. Amaziah didn’t wanna hear God when he told him to go home, instead he ignores him and goes to fight and he gets captured.

  10. LIVE – GIVE JESUS2
    SAVE YOURSELF

    6 But the children of the murderers he slew not: according unto that which is written in the book of the law of Moses, wherein the Lord commanded, saying, The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, nor the children be put to death for the fathers; but every man shall be put to death for his own sin.

    As a first generation apostolic Born Again believer in JESUS, I am thankful that I have opportunity to SAVE MYSELF from the punishment of sin and that I am not responsible for the sins of my Mother and Father nor my Sons and Daughter.

    For me one of the greatest motivators for living for JESUS is the knowledge of the punishment for sin.

    Ezekeil 18:20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.

    Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

    At the Birth of the Church we also learn are instructed by the apostle Peter to take responsibility for our own actions.

    Acts 2:40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

    Seeing that I am only responsible for my actions it empowers me to focus on my actions and making right choices.

    LIVE JESUS is my desire
    GIVE JESUS is my lifestyle
    LOVE JESUS is my nature

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iLive
    iGive
    iReap
    iGo
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  11. 5-6 When he had the affairs of the kingdom well in hand, he executed the palace guard that had assassinated his father the king. But he didn’t kill the sons of the assassins. He was obedient to what God commanded, written in the Word revealed to Moses, that parents shouldn’t be executed for their children’s sins, nor children for those of their parents. We each pay personally for our sins.

    It has been proclaimed that prodigals are returning. There are parents out in sin and children of many who have left and went into the world. We as parents and those who are children bare a burden for our families who left . Yet we must intercede like never before that they will return in Jesus name. It is time we take back what the enemy believes he has stolen . God will restore ;miracles will happen when we intercede for the prodigal. In Jesus name .

  12. 5As soon as Amaziah had control of Judah, he arrested and killed the officers who had murdered his father. 6 But the children of those officers were not killed. The Lord had commanded in the Law of Moses that only the people who sinned were to be punished, not their parents or children.

    We are responsible for our salvation. No one can make into Heaven on anyone else’s coat tail.
    We as parents raise our children to the best of our abilities and sometimes they stray from the church but that doesn’t mean we give up we pray that sin doesn’t take them to far that they can’t get back. We have all sinned and that is why we have to repent daily. However, I am thankful for a loving and caring God that will forgive when we ask.
    One verse I have to pray daily is Psalms 51:10
    Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

  13. just the children of them murderers he slew not
    According to that which is written in the book of the law, wherein the lord commanded, the fathers shall not be put to dead for the children
    Not the children be put to death for the fathers
    But every man shall be put to death for his own sin. God is always fair and just. He loves us beyond measure. So this reading says you can’t blame your wrong doing on your parents or your parents can’t blame their wrong doing on their kids. This is an age old thing. The big picture is great people the way you want to be treated. If you have had wrong done to you and you know how it feels why do it to others. God is great and greatly to be praised. I love POFW

  14. 26 For the Lord saw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter: for there was not any shut up, nor any left, nor any helper for Israel.

    27 And the Lord said not that he would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven: but he saved them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash.

    It ain’t over the God says it’s over!!! Sometimes we have no other options but to trust in God… just when you think all is lost He steps in and sends help!

  15. iLove the Kingdom of Jesus2
    “And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, yet not like David his father: he did according to all things as Joash his father did.”

    This is the way many of us live the Christian life today. We do that which is right in the sight of the Lord but we don’t dig in deep and remove all the strongholds. One of the strongholds that was in the heart of the king was pride. Amaziah defeated the king of Edom and the stronghold of pride rose up in his heart. He then started a war with the king of Israel who tried to warn him not to mess with him. This stronghold of pride would eventually destroy the righteous king of Judah.

    It doesn’t matter that we are righteous and do what’s right in the sight of God, if we allow strongholds to stand that should be broken down eventually that pride will destroy our walls of defense.

  16. 12 And Judah was put to the worse before Israel; and they fled every man to their tents.
    13 And Jehoash king of Israel took Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Jehoash the son of Ahaziah, at Bethshemesh, and came to Jerusalem, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim unto the corner gate, four hundred cubits.
    14 And he took all the gold and silver, and all the vessels that were found in the house of the Lord, and in the treasures of the king’s house, and hostages, and returned to Samaria.

    Amaziah may have grown confident in the arm of the flesh and did not rely on God before deciding to attack his own brethren-Israel. In his confidence in his self he lost more than he was willing to lose: captives were taken & even the temple of God was robbed. What a slippery slope downward we face when we step out from under the guidance of God. Thank God for his mercy and grace that will bring us home again should we fall.

  17. 26 For the Lord saw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter: for there was not any shut up, nor any left, nor any helper for Israel.

    27 And the Lord said not that he would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven: but he saved them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash.

    When the Lord has chosen his people he will test and try them to see how they will follow his words and principles. As a child of God we have to live everyday and every hour to seek him with all our heart and souls. There is one purpose as being a child of God, we have to be like Jesus and to live give Jesus everyday. We have to be witnesses to all that we come in contact with. They must be able to see Jesus in us. Just like Israel, God will not remove your name from the church. When we have affliction and sin abound in our lives, we have an avenue to an altar to find the presence of God. We own our destiny that God has purposed in us. We have to seek a way to follow the man of God as he leads us toward the eternal promise. Let’s have revival!

  18. “Amaziah did what was right in the eyes of the Lord. But he didn’t do what King David had done. He always followed the example of his father Joash. The high places weren’t removed. The people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense there.”
    ‭‭2 Kings‬ ‭14:3-4‬ ‭NIRV‬‬

      I’m looking forward to Saturday. Prayer in the Plaza is going to be Kingdom shifting. We will go up to a high place and take new territory. Every high thing must come down and every stronghold shall be broken.

  19. 2 He was twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem.

    3 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, yet not like David his father: he did according to all things as Joash his father did.

    Numerous times over the last month or so we have read about kings that are put into place and this statement is made “his mother’s name was ….” and then the next verse ….”he did according to all things as Joash his father did…”

    What we do as parents effects our children in ways we can’t imagine. Sometimes it is what we don’t say, but we do with our actions that speak louder than our words could ever say.

    We influence in word and deed. Our children are the heritage of the Lord, and He gave them to us to direct them in His ways, for His Kingdom. When our actions point them in a different direction, not only are they in danger but so are we. We must do everything in our power to point them to Jesus. If they have gone astray, then we must cover them each day with the blood of Jesus, and intercede until they, like the prodigal, comes to their senses and returns to the Father. That is not an easy task either, but how we respond during that time is just as important as how we live for God before them.

    Excuses are a dime a dozen. We cannot allow some flimsy excuse keep us from teaching our children to do the which is right in the sight of the Lord.

  20. “For the Lord saw the bitter suffering of everyone in Israel, and that there was no one in Israel, slave or free, to help them. And because the Lord had not said he would blot out the name of Israel completely, he used Jeroboam II, the son of Jehoash, to save them.”
    ‭‭2 Kings‬ ‭14:26-27‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    They do not deserve God’s compassion, and neither does Jeroboam the second. God loves them, even while they are involved in their sins. He loved all of us, when we were yet in sin too. He will not blot their name out, even though they are still worshipping the golden calf.

  21. 2 Kings 14:26,27 For the Lord saw the affiction of Israel, that it was very bitter : for there was not any shut up, nor any left, not any helper for Israel. And the Lord said not that he would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven: but he saved them by the hand of Jeroboam and the son of Joash.

    Psalm 106:44 Nevertheless he regarded their affliction when he heard their cry:

    Isaiah 63:9 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.

    God’s mercy saves us even today. He is so worthy of our praise! I thank him for His mercy and Grace everyday.

  22. “You have indeed defeated Edom, and your heart has lifted you up [in pride]. Enjoy your glory but stay at home; for why should you plunge into misery so that you, even you, would fall [at my hand], and Judah with you?””
    ‭‭2 Kings‬ ‭14:10‬ ‭AMP‬‬
    When you don’t acknowledge God in all of your accomplishments you are setting yourself up to fall. God will not share His glory.
    “In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:6‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

  23. 3 “Amaziah did what was pleasing in the Lord’s sight, but not like his ancestor David. Instead, he followed the example of his father, Joash.” nlt

    I read this chapter today and was stuck by the verbiage here on verse 3.

    “pleasing in the Lord, but not like David” so after some more reading I came across this article, and felt it said it perfectly.

    https://sarawberry.com/thoroughly-equipped-from-generation-to-generation/

    “In the kingdom of Judah, the leaders still sinned. But they tried to please God. Yes, it is important to try to please God. We just need to realize that on our own, we can’t. We will never be good enough, holy enough. The kingdom of Judah had an advantage in the holiness department. They carried the seed of the Savior to come. And it is only Jesus, who can redeem us, reform us, and equip us to serve God in a holy way. It is not in our righteousness that we are able to stand as holy and beloved children of God—it is in the righteousness of Jesus that we are able to stand.

    And still, we have a responsibility to submit to the process of sanctification—to grow more holy and righteous through the help and covering of the Holy One. And it matters that we continue in this process of sanctification. It matters for our lifetime and it matters for future generations. Our choices, our allegiances matter, for they will likely be passed on to the next generation and the next and the next, just as the evil choices of Jeroboam were passed down, and just as the righteous choices of David were passed down. Sadly, we can’t ever let down our guard in this endeavor. And we learn this truth through the example found in today’s reading.”

  24. 2 He was twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem.

    3 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, yet not like David his father: he did according to all things as Joash his father did.

    4 Howbeit the high places were not taken away: as yet the people did sacrifice and burnt incense on the high places.

    5 And it came to pass, as soon as the kingdom was confirmed in his hand, that he slew his servants which had slain the king his father.

    6 But the children of the murderers he slew not: according unto that which is written in the book of the law of Moses, wherein the Lord commanded, saying, The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, nor the children be put to death for the fathers; but every man shall be put to death for his own sin.

    We see where Amaziah made a few of the same mistakes as his father did. But only a few verses later, he chose to go against tradition and not punish the children whose parents were the ones at fault.

    We pick up children and youth whose parents choose to live a life for themselves and not for Jesus, but those that we pick up are already making the first step by coming to church. It’s important that in the few short hours we have them every week, that we are encouraging them and showing them just how great they can be and how the can choose to be different than the lifestyle they were raised in.

    Jesus could be using us to raise up missionaries, evangelist, preachers, pastors, youth pastors, soul winners, they can even win their parents to Him!

  25. 26 For the Lord saw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter: for there was not any shut up, nor any left, nor any helper for Israel.

    It is important understand the context of afflictions. Often one’s life my be subjected to adverse circumstances due to a situation created by persons that preceeds their life. The Lord is aware of these situations which have institutionalized by mans freewill, however the Lord is working in the hearts of mankind to allow for the blessings he wants us to receive.

  26. “But the children of the murderers he slew not: according unto that which is written in the book of the law of Moses, wherein the Lord commanded, saying, The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, nor the children be put to death for the fathers; but every man shall be put to death for his own sin.”
    ‭‭2 Kings‬ ‭14:6‬ ‭KJV‬‬
    Thank the LORD JESUS for His grace on my life! Just the thought of being killed by my father’s sins. Or my children being murdered because of my sins. Choosing NOT to live your life dedicated unto GOD eventually will be a spiritual death.
    But the LOVE and GRACE of GOD says differently! Accept your heavenly Father’s grace today, it’s for you!
    “And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice,…
    ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭15:22‬ ‭KJV

    “Listen! I am standing and knocking at your door. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in and we will eat together.”
    ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭3:20‬ ‭CEV

  27. 3Amaziah did what was pleasing in the LORD’s sight, but not like his ancestor David. Instead, he followed the example of his father, Joash. 4Amaziah did not destroy the pagan shrines, and the people still offered sacrifices and burned incense there.

    If you want to make changes in your life, things that kept you from God, you must destroy the enemy all the way. If you only destroy a few items, reminders will remain and the chance of returning to those wordly things is reality. Stay encourage, be ready to fight the enemy, and seek God daily.

  28. 2 Kings 14

    I have read this chapter and see that God is still placing on the thrones Kings of Israel and Judah. What power or help may they receive from Gods of rock and metal with out breath yet the God of creation still loves them and longs to be their champion and King. How about us are we looking up to him ever day knowing that He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. I give you praise Jesus.

  29. 2 Kings 14:10-14 & 18-19 (NLT)
    10) You have indeed defeated Edom, and you are PROUD of it. But be content with you victory and stay at home! Why stir up trouble that will only bring disaster on you and the people of Judah?
    11) But Amaziah REFUSED TO LISTEN, so King Jehoash of Israel mobilized his army against King Amaziah of Judah. The two armies drew up their battle lines at Beth-shemesh in Judah.
    12) Judah was routed by the army of Israel, and its army scattered and fled for home.
    13) King Jehoash of Israel captured Judah’s king, Amaziah son of Joash and grandson of Ahaziah, at Beth-shemesh. Then he marched to Jerusalem, where he demolished 600 feet of Jerusalem’s wall, from the Ephraim Gate to the Corner Gate.
    14) He carried off all the gold and silver and all the articles from the Temple of the LORD. He also seized the treasures from the royal palace, along with hostages, and then returned to Samaria.

    18) The rest of the events in Amaziah’s reign are recoreded in The Book of the History of the Kings of Judah.
    19) There was a conspiracy against Amaziah’s life in Jerusalem, and he fled to Lachish. But his enemies sent assassins after him, and they killed him there.

    King Amaziah of Judah had PRIDE in his heart, because he had killed 10,000 Edomites. Now, he tells King Jehoash of Israel, Come meet him in battle (vs.8). But King Jehoash tells him to stay home before there is disaster for him and the people of Judah. Yet, because of PRIDE in his heart, he REFUSED TO LISTEN.
    SO, King Jehoash comes to Jerusalem and demolishes 600 feet of Jerusalem’s wall, carries off gold and silver and articles from the Temple of the LORD, seizes treasures from the royal palace, and takes hostages. Then later on King Amaziah flees to Lachish where he is killed by assassins.

    This story reminds me of the scripture – Proverbs 16:18, “PRIDE goeth before destruction, and an HAUGHTY (proud, arrogant, pompous, lofty, smug, etc…) spirit before a fall.”

    If I/you have any ounce of PRIDE in our hearts today, we need to DESTROY IT before it Causes Us To Fall and Be DESTROYED!!

    PRAY… (Psalms 139:23-24)
    23) Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know mine thoughts:
    24) And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
    And then, if there is “anything” in your heart or thoughts, PRAY (Psalms 51:10)
    10) Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

  30. “For the Lord saw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter: for there was not any shut up, nor any left, nor any helper for Israel. And the Lord said not that he would blot out the name fo Israel from under heaven: but he saved them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash.” 2 Kings 14:26-27

    “The Lord, He is the One who goes before you: He will not leave you or forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.- Deuteronomy 31:7 NKJ

    Due to the promise God made to Abraham, Israel will be saved by God! Our Lord never defaults on His words.
    Thank you Jesus for this day.

  31. 9 And Jehoash the king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, The thistle that was in Lebanon sent to the cedar that was in Lebanon, saying, Give thy daughter to my son to wife: and there passed by a wild beast that was in Lebanon, and trode down the thistle.
    10 Thou hast indeed smitten Edom, and thine heart hath lifted thee up: glory of this, and tarry at home: for why shouldest thou meddle to thy hurt, that thou shouldest fall, even thou, and Judah with thee?

    After God gives you victory over a situation make sure that you give him the. For without God we are nothing and cannot do anything.

  32. 6 But the children of the murderers he slew not: according unto that which is written in the book of the law of Moses, wherein the Lord commanded, saying, The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, nor the children be put to death for the fathers; but every man shall be put to death for his own sin.

    Children do not have to suffer for what their parents did. God holds everyone accountable for their own sin. As a child you don’t have to pay the price for what happened before you were born. We must live our life to the fullest and do what God wants us to do.

  33. 24 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord: he departed not from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

    25 He restored the coast of Israel from the entering of Hamath unto the sea of the plain, according to the word of the LordGod of Israel, which he spake by the hand of his servant Jonah, the son of Amittai, the prophet, which was of Gathhepher.

    26 For the Lord saw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter: for there was not any shut up, nor any left, nor any helper for Israel.

    27 And the Lord said not that he would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven: but he saved them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash.

    God can use anyone. If he can use some one who did evil in his sight to save his people, how much more will he do with someone who is willing and able to do what is right in his eyes.

  34. 27 And because the Lord had not said he would blot out the name of Israel completely, he used Jeroboam II, the son of Jehoash, to save them.
    2 Kings 14:27 NLT

    O Lord you never fail us or your promises towards us. The Lord will do anything to help us grow our relationship more with him, it’s one of the most important things between you and him. Let us keep our faith and trust in the Lord, for you never have to worry what he has in store for you, the outcome of it all will always be good wether you know it or not. As we grow with God, and have our path and lives fully on him just like he used Jeroboam II, he can use you to help save or guide someone, you can be a witness!

  35. 4 The high places,(C) however, were not removed; the people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense there.

    That whole silence is acceptance thing… it’s very imperative that we make time to go to God in prayer to war against the high places and tear satan’s Kingdom down.

    The high places that are allowed to stay will eventually have people offering sacrifices to them faithfully which will distract them from their true purpose.

  36. “And because the Lord had not said he would blot out the name of Israel completely, he used Jeroboam II, the son of Jehoash, to save them.”
    ‭‭2 Kings‬ ‭14:27‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    Don’t limit God. Earlier in this chapter it says Jeroboam II walked in the ways of Jeroboam and did what was evil in the sight of the Lord. BUT – God still used him. God can use anybody He chooses to use for His Will to be done. Don’t concern yourself about how it happened but praise Him that it did!

  37. Where did it all go wrong?

    24 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord: he departed not from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

    We see this mentioned so many times in the book of Kings that it got my attention. This gives us a guide in how to truly repent. We have to go back to when we first turned the wrong way and definite our course. We see too many Kings that could have been great but they took a shortcut to their reconciliation. They would do well but they wouldn’t tear down the groves… This happens more than what we realize. The song Slow Fade comes to mind. You don’t backslide over night and by the time you hand it over to the next generation they may not even know the wrong they are living in. We cannot shortcut our repentance, we have to define clearly where it all went wrong

  38. 2 Kings 14:26-27
    [26]For the lord saw the bitter suffering of everyone in Israel, and that there was no one in Israel, slave or free, to help them.
    [27]And because the lord had not said he would blot out the name of Israel completely, he used Jeroboam II, the son of Jehoash, to save them.

    Everyone that comes into our lives, and everyone who has been called to be in our lives is there for a reason. God puts people into our lives at strategic times, because He knows what we need.

    Thank you Jesus

  39. 6 But the children of the murderers he slew not: according unto that which is written in the book of the law of Moses, wherein the Lord commanded, saying, The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, nor the children be put to death for the fathers; but every man shall be put to death for his own sin.

    We live in a world now where parents would do anything for their children, including taking the blame for their sin. I’m not saying every parent across the board, but there is a vast majority. They make it excuses for their wrong doings. Some parents even smooth over conversations, expressions, and other issues that arise so, number one so they don’t look bad and secondly so their the situation with their little ones just goes away. We have to remember that our children should learn that consequences come with their mistakes and intensional wrong doings. Because as it shows right her, “. . . The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, nor the children be put to death for the fathers; but every man shall be put to death for his own sin.”

    27 And the Lord said not that he would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven: but he saved them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash.

  40. 3 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, yet not like David his father: he did according to all things as Joash his father did.

    We must always do right in His sight!!! I pray tonight that we all trust in Him with a whole heart!

  41. 24 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord: he departed not from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

    25 He restored the coast of Israel from the entering of Hamath unto the sea of the plain, according to the word of the LordGod of Israel, which he spake by the hand of his servant Jonah, the son of Amittai, the prophet, which was of Gathhepher.

    26 For the Lord saw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter: for there was not any shut up, nor any left, nor any helper for Israel.

    From what I’ve seen the enemy never gives up and the children of God. Ive heard that the devil doesn’t know who you are until he’s lost you. It makes sense too because it just means he’s lost another person from his side, and everyday its getting worse and worse for the adversary. Jesus is winning and will always win.

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