Kings Week 12: Day 2

Pray and read

Ask God to grow you in wisdom as you read his word, that you might live a life pleasing to him in every way. Read 2 Kings 12.

Explore

What does Joash do right as king of Judah? What does he fail to do?

What do you make of the behaviour of the priests in failing to repair the temple as instructed by Joash?  How does their behaviour compare to that of the paid workers?

Do you think Joash is right to offer the articles of the temple to Hazael, king of Aram? Why, or why not?

What do you make of the circumstances surrounding his death?

Apply

Joash had mixed success in drawing the people of Judah to worship the Lord during his rule. Whereas Jesus is the ultimate worship leader of the people of God.

Read Romans 12:1-2. In what way does Jesus shape the worship of the people of God?

Pray

Praise God that Jesus both enables us to worship God, and shows us the way we ought to worship him.

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