Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Jotham II Chronicles 27

II Chronicles 27:1 "Jotham was twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Jerushah, the daughter of Zadok."

Jotham had been doing the kings business already in the king's house because his father had gotten leprosy and moved out into other residence.

Jotham was a good king but never went into the temple, I expect because of what happened to his father.

v2 "And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father Uzziah did: howbeit he entered not into the temple of the LORD. And the people did yet corruptly."

Jotham, too, was a builder and a warrior and was successful in both. He fought the king of the Ammonites and took tribute from them.

v6 "So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the LORD his God."

He reigned 16 years. Ahaz, his son, took over then.

Psalm 95:3 "For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

Jotham reigns as king.

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