#BAM #INYOFACEDEVIL Bible Study
w/Dr. June Knight
2 Chronicles 22-26
The Lord showed us in this Bible Study that he has order and boundaries. When we get out of his proper order, we are asking for judgment and his hand of protection is not upon us. When we turn towards God, we turn away from idols and cast them down. Then we get rid of occult and high things against God. We learned through this bible study that pride will take us out. Often before pride sets in we have disobedience. Then pride breeds death. It was an amazing Bible Study.
Ahaziah reigns in Judah, and does not follow God. Ahaziah joins with Jehoram king of Israel against Syria. Ahaziah is killed by Jehu when he kills Jehoarm as part of his quest to wipe out the house of Ahab. Athaliah, his mother, kills heirs and assumes control of Judah. Jehoshabeath, the daughter of Jehoram and the wife of Jehoiada the priest, manages to save Joash.
Priest Jehoiada gathers leaders and Levites (given weapons belonging to David), and annoints Joash king of Judah. Athaliah is carefully removed from the temple and killed. Jehoiada removes the temple of Baal, and institutes religious reforms, placing gatekeepers at the temple so that noone unclean could enter.
Joash raises money to repair the temple. Jehoiada dies. Joash turns from the Lord after Jehoiada’s death. Zechariah, the son of Jehoiada, is stoned for speaking against Joash. Joash is punished through the attack of Syria, and killed by servants.
Amaziah reigns in Judah, executing the servants who killed his father (but not their children, in accordance with the law of Moses). Amaziah hires mercenary troops from Israel to go against Edom, then dismisses them on the advice of a prophet follows God. Amaziah is victorious over Edom, but imports the worship of Edomite gods from Seir. Amaziah wages war against Israel, and is defeated. Amaziah is killed by his own subjects.
Uzziah reigns in Judah for 52 years, coming to the throne when he is 16. Uzziah’s reign is prosperous and militarily successful. He invents military weapons. Uzziah burns incense in the temple (not leaving it to the Aaronic priests) and is punished by leprosy for the rest of his life.