“God Keeps a Remnant”

Justice and faithfulness

2 Kings 11 How often do we fall for the line that “no one cares what I do.” Is that a true statement?

Jesus challenges us to be salt in an evil world to preservative godliness. In chapter 11 amidst all of the evil Queen Athaliah could muster there were some individuals who remained pure and holy. They were the salt; the remnant that God has preserved.

Jehosheba was the sister of the wicked King Ahaziah, recently deceased. She took his son and hid him—not for just a day or two but seven years!  Then there was the faithful high priest Jehoiada, salt in the midst of ungodliness.  God has preserved this story to show that even in the midst of the worst kind of evil, God can and will use us for righteousness.

Jehosheba was used by God to hide the little child king, Joash from the wicked queen. The high priest Jehoiada may have taught the young child king the Torah. Both worked behind the scenes for seven years without Athaliah knowing.  

Do you feel like all you are doing is not important? Listen to the words of the psalmist: I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked. A doorkeeper is unknown except to God yet is the salt and the remnant God preserves.  

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