Pastor Reginald Spight
"CONNECTING PEOPLE TO GOD"
to Living Water Baptist Church
of Memphis, Tennessee. We are a church organized for the
glory of God and built upon the sole foundation of the Lord
Connecting People to
God is our Responsibility!
did what was right in the sight of the Lord all the days
of Jehoiada the priest. —2 Chronicles 24:2"
Joash must have been confused and frightened when he was
told about the evil deeds of his grandmother Athaliah. She
had murdered his brothers to usurp the power of the throne
in Judah. But baby Joash had been safely hidden away by
his aunt and uncle for 6 years (2 Chron. 22:10-12). As he
grew, he enjoyed the love and instruction of his
caregivers. When Joash was only 7 years old, he was
secretly crowned king and his grandmother was overthrown
Young King Joash had a wise counselor by his side—his very
own Uncle Jehoiada (chs. 22–25). Joash was one of the rare
“good kings” of Judah, and while his uncle was alive he
obeyed the Lord by doing right (24:2). But once his uncle
was no longer there to teach and lead by example, Joash
fell away and his life ended badly (24:15-25). It seems
that the roots of his faith did not run very deep. He even
began to worship idols. Perhaps Joash’s “faith” had been
more his uncle’s than his own.
Others can teach us the principles of their faith, but
each of us must come individually to a lasting and
personal faith in Christ. For faith to be real, it must
become our own. God will help us walk with Him and become
rooted and established in the faith (Col. 2:6-7).
I am Thine, O Lord, I have heard Thy voice,
And it told Thy love to me;
But I long to rise in the arms of faith
And be closer drawn to Thee. —Crosby
The faith that continues to the end gives proof that it
was genuine in the beginning.