Text: 2 Chronicles 22-24; Psalm 106:24-48
In the up-and-down ride of the various kings of Judah, we see the leadership cycle between sin and repentance, righteousness and evil. When the wicked reign of Athaliah came to an end, Jehoiada the priest acted as regent for the boy king Joash. To restore the people back to right living before God, this is what he did:
And Jehoiada made a covenant between himself and all the people and the king that they should be the Lord’s people. (2 Chronicles 23:16)
The people of Judah respond by stepping into righteousness.
As Christians, you and I are participants in the great and perfect covenant wherein we have been forgiven our sins by the blood of Jesus, gained eternal life, and have proclaimed Jesus to be Lord of our lives. It is important to keep reminding ourselves of this incredible truth. At a pastor’s conference I was once encouraged to preach the Gospel to myself every morning. We are people of the New Covenant. We must live as such.
in Him, Mike