Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Journal Through the Bible: Week 53 Tuesday

II Kings chapter 11

This was indeed a happy time in Judah! The covenant was renewed between the LORD, the king, and his people!

Does God issue any commands?

  • God did not speak in this chapter.

Does God make any promises?

  • God did not speak, but the promise of an heir of King David upon the throne of Judah was once again fulfilled with the removal of Athaliah and the coronation of Joash.

Does this chapter teach anything about Jesus?

  • At the age of 2, the rightful heir to the throne of David was in jeopardy of his life by a usurper of the kingdom. In this case it was Joash who was in danger of being killed by his grandmother Athaliah. Jesus had a similar experience at the age of 2 when He, the heir to the throne of David, was in danger of death at the hands of Herod.
  • Joash was protected by a mighty army around about him of royal warriors at the command of Jehoiada the priest. Scripture tells us that Jesus was protected by a mighty army of angels who would protect him lest he dash his foot on a stone at the command of God the Father. Another scripture tells us that he could have called legions to his aid.

Does this chapter teach anything about yet-future events?

  • The coronation of Joash was a time of renewing the covenant between the rightful king, the people, and their God. There is coming a day of coronation for Jesus which will be the day that the covenant between the rightful King, His redeemed people, and their God will be finally permanently ratified! Never again will it be broken!

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