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February 22, 2010

Chapter-a-Day 2 Kings 12

But by the twenty-third year of Joash's rule, the priests hadn't done one thing—The Temple was as dilapidated as ever. 2 Kings 12:6 (MSG)

Renovations, upkeep, and maintenance aren't fun. Whether it's my body, my house, or my car, there seem plenty of better things to do with my time, energy, and money. The priests of Joash's day worshipped every day in a crumbling temple. The need confronted them daily. They had even been told to allocate resources to renovation. But, they did nothing.

It wasn't until the King held the high-priest accountable that changes were made to the financial allocations, and the work began.

We all need accountability. I would not have read a Chapter-a-Day for the past seven years unless I knew my friend Kevin was out there, reading the same chapter and expecting a phone call or waiting to add his comments to the post. If Kev had not raised the alarm and the need to be more faithful in reading God's message, we would not have embarked on this journey.

Today, I'm contemplating my need for accountability in other areas of my life.


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2-3 Taught and trained by Jehoiada the priest, Joash did what pleased God for as long as he lived.

Obedience is generational just as sin can be generational. This chapter emphasizes the importance of sound training. Today I appreciate the training I received as a child and am reminded of the responsibility I have for my children.


Thanks brother. And you are seeking that accountability in other areas which I can appreciate.

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