|Chart of the Kings||King Joash of Judah - Biography||God's Judgment Regarding King Joash of Judah|
King Joash of Judah was raised and mentored by the priest Jehoiada. As long as Jehoiada lived, Joash did what was right. But after Jehoiada's death, Joash rejected Jehoiada's legacy and turned to evil. He even went so far as to murder the son of Jehoiada, who had once saved Joash from certain death.
His mixed performance is recognized in these scriptures:
2 Kings 12:2 And Jehoash [Joash] did that which was right in the sight of the LORD all his days wherein Jehoiada the priest instructed him.
2 Chronicles 24:17-21 Now after the death of Jehoiada came the princes of Judah, and made obeisance to the king. Then the king hearkened unto them. And they left the house of the LORD God of their fathers, and served groves and idols: and wrath came upon Judah and Jerusalem for this their trespass. Yet he sent prophets to them, to bring them again unto the LORD; and they testified against them: but they would not give ear. And the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest, which stood above the people, and said unto them, Thus saith God, Why transgress ye the commandments of the LORD, that ye cannot prosper? because ye have forsaken the LORD, he hath also forsaken you. And they conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the court of the house of the LORD.