by Rev Joel Yong
2 Kings 11:17-21
And Jehoiada made a covenant between the Lord and the king and people, that they should be the Lord’s people, and also between the king and the people. Then all the people of the land went to the house of Baal and tore it down; his altars and his images they broke in pieces, and they killed Mattan the priest of Baal before the altars. And the priest posted watchmen over the house of the Lord. And he took the captains, the Carites, the guards, and all the people of the land, and they brought the king down from the house of the Lord, marching through the gate of the guards to the king’s house. And he took his seat on the throne of the kings. So all the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was quiet after Athaliah had been put to death with the sword at the king’s house. Jehoash was seven years old when he began to reign.
To be God’s people, they destroyed all idols.
It meant that they were making certain they would not be tempted to turn back to idolatry and worship God faithfully.
It’s the same when a man marries a woman in a public ceremony.
In the words of the martial vow ‘forsaking all others as long as we both shall live..’- it shows the determination to faithfully be with their spouse.
How are we following God?
Have we forsaken others and been faithful to follow Him?
Or has our work come in first and His work become second.
Or our family first and God second?
Time to do a quick reflection today.