Hidden in the house of the Lord
Jehosheba hid the child in the place she trusted most- the house of the Lord. Her husband was a priest and the boy would be raised in the Word of the Lord. This was critical because Joash’s father and grandmother did evil in the eyes of the Lord. When Joash was hidden in God’s house, God was flipping the script on Joash’s life and breaking the evil cycle of rule in his family line. Our God is a breaker of generational curses!
What can we take away from her example? Courage and Patient Faith
We can have courage in the hard moments if we have faith
Jehosheba teaches us that we can have courage in the hard moments and sometimes, that courage can change the course of history. Her willingness to act in a tragic moment saved the royal line of Israel.
Likewise, we must have courage in the face of injustice. We can stand up and take action to speak the truth, get involved in causes for the kingdom of God, and trust that He will help us! This world is filled with darkness that needs courageous women to shine the light of God’s Word. What area is God asking you to courageously act in?
Patient Faith Sees the Reward
Jehosheba also teaches us that patience in our acts of faith will be rewarded. We must be willing to stay patient and wait for the will of God to come about. She knew that if they could save the child and raise him to the appropriate age, they could take back the kingdom from the evil ruler, Queen Athalia, and place the rightful, now righteous king in her place.
When we courageously step forward to shine God’s Light, we must commit to seeing the work through and be patient with the manifestation of the outcome.
Patient Faith Requires Focus on God’s Will
Hiding a child for 7 years took focus and patience. How long are you willing to wait for God’s will to come to pass? In order to stay patient in your faith, you must remain focused on God’s will.
Hebrews 6:12 tells us that, “We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.”
You see, Jehosheba’s courage to save her nephew required faith but it was her patience and the patience of her husband throughout the next 7 years that got them to God’s ultimate will for Israel.
Faith and patience must couple together to inherit the promises.
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