Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Lord Removes Jehoram from Power

Today I read 2 Chronicles 21 which tells the very short story of Jehoshaphat's son, Jehoram.  Jehoram was not righteous like his father and caused his people, or rather some of them, to do that which was wrong in the sight of God.  After coming on the heels of 2 righteous kings it would appear even the people were not pleased with his behavior.  When he died, he was not given a burial like they had given all the other kings.  He was buried, but not in the sepulcher of the kings.  It's pretty sad when even the people don't like you and didn't want you around. 

It is interesting that God will suffer some kings to be around if they are unrighteous however there are others, like this one, that Heavenly Father steps in and forcibly removes by way of disease or other means.  I suspect it has to do with the damage such a king might do if left unchecked, I really don't know.  What I do know however is that it is a comfort that not all the people, I daresay not even the majority of the people, were not fooled by such a man.  They knew the difference between him and his father and they preferred the father.  IT is chapters like these that give one hope for humanity.  Until tomorrow.

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