The Story of a King and His Chest
II Chronicles 24:1-14
1. THE MOTIVE OF THEIR GIVING
A) The Deplorable Condition of the House of God
B) The Delightful Restoration of the House of God
2. THE MEASURE OF THEIR GIVING
3. THE METHOD OF THEIR GIVING
A) The Provision of a Chest
B) The Placement of the Chest
In 2 Chronicles 24 we have a story that has become a regular on the calendar of our Church, a friend to the ministry of our Church, a partner in the goals of our Church and a helper in the accomplishments of our Church. It is the story of a king and his chest. It is an interesting story, an inspiring story, and an instructive story.
It is a story that speaks of a king and his walk with God. Joash was only seven years old when he began to reign and his reign would extend over the course of forty years. During his reign he would be a king that for the most part honored and revered God. His testimony is found in verse 2, "And Joash did that which was right in the sight of the LORD." The word "right" speaks of that which was well-pleasing, righteous, just and upright.
The Psalmist declared, "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth fruit in his season; his leaf shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper" (Psa. 1:1-3). Joash was a king that exemplified such devotion to God, and for such, prospered in all his ways.
It is also a story that speaks of a king and his work for God. During his reign, 2 Chronicles 24:4 tells us that he "was minded to repair the house of the LORD." The trademark of his reign would be the restoration of the House of the Lord to its former grandeur and glory. It was th ...
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