Who was Jotham?

2 Chronicles 27-6Nestled at the end of the book of 2 Chronicles, there is a short chapter about one of the kings of Judah. 

Jotham. 

He was the son of Uzziah. His mother was Jerusha. He became king at 25 and reigned for 16 years.

There are literally 9 verses in this chapter. Just 9. Not 10 and not 56.

Just 9.

The reason there are only 9 verses in this chapter can be found in verse 6: …because he walked steadfastly before the LORD his God. 

There was no drama. There were no idols. No witchcraft. No sacrificing of his children. He just rebuilt and built and went to war like kings do. 

That’s it.

In today’s world, he was boring. Just plain ole faithful, get the job done and right, Jotham. He didn’t have a “testimony” in that he went off the deep end and then came back to the LORD. No, he just walked steadfastly before the LORD his God.

I think sometimes as Christians we think that without some deep, dark abyss of sin in our past, we don’t have anything to say. Quite the contrary. We have a lifetime of following God and being faithful to Him. 

That’s our testimony.

Because Jotham’s dad and his son did not do everything right so you know temptation was swirling all around him. You know it was. Yet, he chose to live faithfully to the LORD his God. 

I pray that you will continue to seek your Heavenly Father with a steadfastness like Jotham did. 

 

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