Limited Goodness

To read the Bible in a year, read Second Kings 12-14.
Jehoash became king of Judah (2Kings 12:1), and he did what was right, but not all the way, for the Bible notes, “Jehoash did what was right in the sight of the LORD all the days in which Jehoiada the priest instructed him. But the high places were not taken away; the people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high places” (vv. 2, 3). The Books of the Chronicles will show us further that Jehoash did what was right as long as Jehoiada lived, but when he died, Jehoash began to drift badly. Moreover, you noticed in the passage we just read that the high places, where people either sacrificed to idols or to God, but not at the appointed places, were allowed to continue.
Jehoash could have been a mighty king like David, but Jehoash only went part of the way. Let it not be said that we were Christians who only went part way.

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