A great assembly was called by (Jonah, Jehu, J e roboa m)?
Who was Jehoiada?
What king thought the temple should be repaired?
Lesson: It was great that the temple was repaired. The question before us however is why did it get in that shape to start with? We need to do right and then it will not come back to haunt us.
Prayer: God, spiritually speaking, help me to keep things in good repair before things get in bad shape. Amen.
GIVEN A NEW LIFE
A social worker was asked to speak at prayer meeting one night in her church in Atlanta. She told the story about a young boy in the ghetto where she worked as a social worker that was struck by a car and severely injured. Although it was not part of her duty, she took the boy to an orthopedist, who performed surgery on his legs. Two years later, the boy was walking and had completely recovered. She was so pleased that she had been able to
make a difference in his life. She then said to the gathering, “This all happened several years ago and the boy is now 26 years old. Where do you think he is today?” Some suggested that he might be a school teacher, others a physician, and others thought he might have become a social worker. With deep emotion, the woman responded, “No, he’s in prison for robbing and killing a man. I was instrumental in teaching him to walk again, but there was no one to teach him how to walk in life.” The burden lies upon every believer in Christ to point people to Jesus Christ and the Christian life. Through Him, those with
broken bodies, broken dreams, broken homes, broken hearts, and broken lives can receive a new life.