Failure to follow his mentor

II Chronicles 24:22 Thus Joash the king remembered not the kindness which Jehoiada his father had done to him, but slew his son. And when he died, he said, The LORD look upon it, and require it.

This is a weird story. Joash is such a good guy. God blesses and uses him but then Jehoiada dies. Before the death of Jehoiada Joash did right and was blessed.

The man of God dies. Joash starts doing wrong. It gets to the point that Joash does harm to, even, the men of God.

He will die. He will not be blessed. He wasted his life.

Why couldn’t he listen to all that the man of God had taught him? Why did he go crazy?

I need to keep the right kind of friends. I need to keep people around me that call me back to doing right no matter how much it affects me. I do not want to end up like Joash!

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