Jotham’s strength was rooted in his steady and determined life of obedience to God; “because he always obeyed the LORD his God”.
That is what I want: to find my strength in a steady and determined life of obedience to God. I don’t really want an up- and-down type of life, following after the latest Christian fads, or of being down all the time because life is so unfair.
Father God, I pray that You will continue to help me as I commit to live a steady, determined life of obedience to You. AMEN
You, Lord, are my God and I thank You. I will continue to praise Your greatness. I will thank You because You are good always. Psalm 118
Steady, Determined Life
1 Jotham was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he ruled sixteen years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Jerusha daughter of Zadok. 2 Jotham did what the LORD said was right, just as his father Uzziah had done. But Jotham did not enter the Temple of the LORD to burn incense as his father had. But the people continued doing wrong. 3 Jotham rebuilt the Upper Gate of the Temple of the LORD, and he added greatly to the wall at Ophel. 4 He also built towns in the hill country of Judah, as well as walled cities and towers in the forests. 5 Jotham also fought the king of the Ammonites and defeated them. So each year for three years they gave Jotham about seventy-five hundred pounds of silver, about sixty-two thousand bushels of wheat, and about sixty-two thousand bushels of barley. 6 Jotham became powerful, because he always obeyed the LORD his God. (2 Chronicles 27:1-6 NCV)
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