Getting Things Done

Things need to get done. King Jehoash knew this and worked on a problem, although it was slow initially. The priests had not and would not repair the temple. The king confronted the high priest about it, saying, “So King Jehoash called Jehoiada the priest and the other priests, and said to them, ‘Why have you not repaired the damages of the temple? Now therefore, do not take more money from your constituency, but deliver it for repairing the damages of the temple'” (2 Kings 12:6, 7).
The king even told the high priest to quit taking more taxes from the people, since the priests were not using the money they had already taken. Listen to verse 8, “And the priests agreed that they would neither receive more money from the people, nor repair the damages of the temple” (2 Kings 12:8).
The priests agreed that they should not take any more money, but they still did not want to do the work! Later though, the problem was solved.
The king did not give up, nor did the high priest, but they continued to work with the people and sought a new solution.

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