2 Kings 12:
Jehoash (Joash), king of Judah did what was right in God’s eyes (a good person), but did not tear down all of the altars of idols. This means that God understands our imperfections as long as we are genuinely trying. This could also mean that idol worship was so rampant in Judah that it was difficult for the laws of Jehoash to completely rid Judah of idol worship. Evil is a strong resistor to good change. Even the priest of God that were collecting money to repair God’s house were not doing so. Jehoash then told the priest to give the money directly to the builders to repair the temple. Hazael, king of Syria, attacked Judah, but Jehoash gave him Judah’s treasures so he stopped attacking. We need to take actions when leaders of the church or in politics are being dishonest. Do not wait on God; you have the power to speak and expose them for the sake of your children’s progress. Jehoash was assassinated by his servants.
2 Kings 13:
Jehoahaz, son of Jehu, was king of Israel. He did what was evil before God. Never did he change for God even after God did him a favor of releasing Israel from the dominance of Syria. With time, Syria came back to demolish Israel’s army. Jehoahaz died and his son, Jehoash (a different one) became King of Israel. Jehoash was another useless king in God’s eyes. Elisha got sick and was dying. Jehoash (Joash) went to Elisha for help. He then told the king to draw his bow and shoot an arrow through the east window (towards Syria). It was the arrow of victory over Syria. Elisha then made the King strike the arrows on the ground, the king did it 3 times instead of 5 or 6. This meant he would defeat Syria 3 times instead of 6 to finish them off completely. Elisha died, a dead man that was hurriedly dropped on Elisha’s remains in the grave resurrected, and Jehoash defeated Syria 3 times and got his captured cities back. Even a prophet of many miracles will succumb to death and death is a natural end for the living. In whatever you do, try to put more effort so that you can always accomplish the most of it.