2 Kings 11:4-12; 2 Chronicles 23:1-11
The Revolt against Athaliah:
Athaliah, the mother of King Ahaziah of Judah was mad!! She had just found out that her son was dead and she was going to get even!
She began to destroy the rest of the royal family. The royal children were about to be killed, but one was hidden.
Well…. 7 years later….Athaliah discovered the truth and was not very happy about it.
Jehoiada, the priest decided to act and summoned his courage.
Then he made a covenant between the Lord and the king and the people that they would be the Lord’s people.
There are many times that I need to summon my courage in order to act on a decision.
It is hard going against what is popular in the culture when everyone seems to accept certain sins as normal. But when the Lord builds the house, that house will stand.
God is still building my house…. and at times it is painful… but oh how it is needed.