2 Chronicles 23:16-17, 20-21

2 Chronicles 23:16-17, 20-21

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Jehoiada then made a covenant that he and the people and the king would be the Lord’s people. All the people went to the temple of Baal and tore it down. They smashed the altars and idols and killed Mattan the priest of Baal in front of the altars. They went into the palace through the upper gate and seated the king (Joash) on the royal throne, and all the people of the land rejoiced. And the city was quiet, because Athaliah had been slain with the sword.

– 2 Chronicles 23:16-17, 20-21


Jehoiada the priest acted like a king (necessarily since Joash was only 7 years old). One of Jehoiada’s first acts was to invite the people to renew their covenant faithfulness with Yahweh. This covenant was more than just words; it involved action. The people tore down the temple of Baal and reinstituted the worship of Yahweh. Not only was Joash put on his throne; but Yahweh was put on His throne as Lord of all Judah.


It is easy to say with our lips that we love the Lord. Yet, it is another thing to show our love through our actions. What step(s) of obedience is God inviting you to take right now? Is there something in your life that does not honor God that needs to be “torn down,” or put aside? Is there something that does honor God that needs to be put back in its proper place?

Spend some time in prayer meditating on what God revealed to you today.