Joash was under a death sentence. When his father, King Ahaziah, died, his grandmother Athaliah attempted to consolidate her power by assassinating all potential heirs to the throne. But, the Lord had other ideas! He used key people to hide baby Joash until he was seven years old, when he assumed his reign over the throne of Judah. In our scripture reading for today you will see how God uses human agents to advance His plan. As you read, praise the Lord that His ultimate will cannot be thwarted!
2 Chron. 22:10-12
“When Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she proceeded to destroy the whole royal family of the house of Judah. But Jehosheba, the daughter of King Jehoram, took Joash son of Ahaziah and stole him away from among the royal princes who were about to be murdered and put him and his nurse in a bedroom. Because Jehosheba, the daughter of King Jehoram and wife of the priest Jehoiada, was Ahaziah’s sister, she hid the child from Athaliah so she could not kill him. He remained hidden with them at the temple of God for six years while Athaliah ruled the land.”