Then Jehoiada made a covenant between the Lord, the king, and the people that they would be the Lord’s people and another covenant between the king and the people.
2 Kings 11:17 NET
Jehoiada was the High Priest when he took decisive action for his country.
Athaliah tried to wipe out the royal line, but she didn’t get to Joash because his aunt hid him.
After 6 years, Jehoiada, with the help of soldiers, revealed Joash to Judah, always protecting him from Athaliah, who was later executed.
All this political intrigue and secrecy worked out because Athaliah’s evil reign was stopped and King Joash, under the godly influence of Jehoiada, the High Priest, reigned and did right in God’s eyes for many years.
As Believers, we need to pray for godly leaders. We need to pray that the leaders that are leading our country hear from God and are influenced by godly men who truly seek God’s will.
But we need to pray for leaders in our businesses and churches too!
And, like Jehoiada and Joash’s aunt, there are times we need to take action ourselves!
Action looks different for everyone. But action needs to be in the will of God and under the influence of the Holy Spirit.
As a result, Christian’s can’t come from a place of “barely making it.” We can’t live lives that are always defeated!
We need to know to whom we belong to! We need to know that He is All-Powerful. God has you and His resources are unlimited!
When you live your life from a place of knowing God like this, you can start to believe in faith for Him to do big things!
Are you in a place where you can have faith that God can do big things? Are you in a place where He can use you to do big things?
Father, help me to see how powerful You truly are. Help my small mindedness to grasp Your greatness!