TOPIC: BETWEEN THE TYRANT AND THE KING
TEXT: 2 Kings 11:13-21
KEY VERSE: “And Jehoiada made a covenant between the LORD and the king and the people, that they should be the LORD’S people; between the king also and the people.” – (2 Kings 11:17)
A notable man once said, “It s better to be without a king than to have a bad one”. Why? Because rulers are symbols of fairness and justice. From the text, Athaliah had violently and forcefully usurped the kingdom of Judah and imposed herself over the people. As a tyrant, she did not only force the people to please her but also made them to displease God. She seized the kingdom and all the good things in the land of Judah. Idolatry, corruption and wickedness took over the land because of the personality of the tyrant.
Meanwhile, God had providentially arranged for Jehoash to be preserved and prepared for the throne as the true king. But before he could fully reign, the tyrant must be taken away and destroyed. Athaliah’s treasonable act led to her self-destruction. After her removal from the throne, peace, prosperity and happiness filled the once troubled land of Judah.
In the same way, Christ was prepared and preserved miraculously from king Herod’s plan to eliminate the baby Jesus. He brings peace, prosperity and happiness to the heart of man. There cannot be peace and happiness in a heart that does not please God. You are left with a choice today to choose between the tyrant who comes to steal, to kill and to destroy, and the true King who brings peace and happiness to the hearts of men. Choose Christ and live!
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Overthrow the tyranny of the flesh in your life to allow Jesus in.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Proverbs 21-23
Thank you for your time in reading Today’s DCLM Daily Manna 23rd September 2021 | Between The Tyrant and The King.