2Ch 24: A summary of some elements of the life of Jehoash is
instructive: (a) 2Ki 12:1,2: Reigned 40 years -- from 7 years old. Was good all
the days of Jehoiada the priest. (b) 2Ch 24:3: Jehoiada takes Jehoash two wives.
(c) 2Ch 24:15: Jehoiada the priest dies, 130 years old. (d) 2Ch 24:17,18: false
worship. (e) 2Ch 24:19-21: ...so God sends prophets, including Jehoiada's son,
whom they stoned. Jehoash did not remember the kindness of Jehoiada. (f) 2Ki
12:17,18: Hazael (of Syria) takes Gath and comes against Jerusalem. Jehoash
gives riches from temple to Hazael who departs. (g) 2Ch 24:24: Syrians debased
Judah because Jehoash forsook the Lord. (h) 2Ch 24:25 Jehoash was diseased and
was slain by his servants. He was buried in city of David, but not in the
"sepulchres of the kings."
Thus we can see that, when the good influence of Jehoiada
ceased. so did Jehoash's goodness.
HE WAS BURIED WITH THE KINGS IN THE CITY OF DAVID:
Jehoiada had ruled as king-regent for the young child Joash.
The Spirit of God: in Daniel (Dan 5:11); in Joseph (Gen
41:38); clothed Gideon (Jdg 6:34); clothed Amasai (1Ch 12:18); clothed Zechariah
(2Ch 24:20); came upon Balaam (Num 24:2); came upon Saul (1Sa 10:10).
The son of Jehoiada was unjustly killed in a cruel way by the
jealousy of mankind, just like the Son of God was to be. It is amazing how
quickly such a turnaround is possible from good to evil. We need to heed this
truth about the nature we all bear and beware.
BUT NOT IN THE TOMBS OF THE KINGS: Ct the resting place
of Jehoiada the High Priest (v 16).