After a trek through the book of Amos, we move back to 2 Chronicles today.
“He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, just as his father Uzziah had done, but unlike him he did not enter the temple of the Lord. The people, however, continued their corrupt practices.” – 2 Chronicles 27:2
Jotham does what is right in the eyes of the Lord, but the people are corrupt.
“Jotham grew powerful because he walked steadfastly before the Lord his God.” – 2 Chronicles 27:6
Jotham grows powerful but does nothing to help the people, nor does God. If the people are truly corrupt, God has the power to teach them the rightful ways, but chooses not to.
“He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem sixteen years. Jotham rested with his ancestors and was buried in the City of David. And Ahaz his son succeeded him as king.” – 2 Chronicles 27:8-9
And that’s it for Jotham. He only lives to be 41, which is a ripe age for the times, but in Biblical terms, he dies young. Maybe his rightful ways did not sway God.
Not sure what the point of this chapter is, other than to point out another king. Basically the chapter points out that Jotham existed, he was king, and then he died. That’s it.
Coming Soon: Isaiah – Chapter 9: Untitled