We talked about him last month on Kids Korner. He was a good
makes a good king?
think the key is obedience to God. If the king follows God,
then he is said to be a good king.
there a ever a ruler who was younger than Josiah?
Joash was seven years old when he became king. Sometimes his
name is spelled Jehoash.
did he become king at such a young age?
is an interesting story. When Joash was a baby, his dad, Ahaziah,
was killed. Ahaziah's mother took the throne and started killing
off everyone in the family. So, Joash was hidden in the temple.
When he turned seven, the priests crowned him king after his
grandmother died. The priest, Jehoiada, helped Joash. While
he lived, Joash was a good king. He repaired God's Temple
and got everyone worshiping one God again.
make it sound like Joash got in trouble after the priest died.
exactly what happened. With Jehoiada gone, Joash startedlistening
to other people and turned away from God.
it looks like Joash was easily influenced. He was fine when
people around him helped him make good choices. But when someone
with bad ideas influenced him, he gave up on good.
a lesson for all of us. We can't let bad companions sway our
judgment and have us give up on God.
Lily: We can
be willing to listen to advice, but it is important to choose
right or good no matter what anyone else says.
Don't forget to color
the picture of Joash.