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Ahaziah - King of Judah




Name Means "The Lord has grasped."
Reference II Kings 8:24 - 9:29
II Chronicles 22:1-9
Reign 1 year
Theme The deadly consequences of sin.
Lesson Nothing but disaster will result if we set ourselves up against God.
Memory Verse "And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned agains the LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung."
(Zephaniah 1:17)
Application The sin we commit is our own decision. Though God forgives those who confess their sins - and we must never take for granted His wonderful mercies in doing so - the consequences often remain long after forgiveness has come.
Spiritual Epitaph "So the house of Ahaziah had no power to keep still the kingdom."
(II Chronicles 22:9)

It was evident that Jehoram's son, Ahaziah, learned nothing from his father's miserable example. The son of Athaliah, the grandson of Ahab and Jezebel, lasted only one year as Judah's ruler and repeated many of his father's sins. He sided with King Joram of Israel, and was eventually killed by Jehu who was commissioned by God to destroy the family of Ahab. When Azahiah's mother, Athaliah saw that her son was dead, she proceeded to destroy all of her grandsons, save one - Joash - who ruled the land for the next six years.

The lesson from this king is clear - evil is a choice - and those who practice it will suffer great consequences.

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Kings of Judah
Rehoboam Abijah Asa Jehoshaphat
Jehoram Ahaziah Joash Amaziah
Uzziah Jotham Ahaz Hezekiah
Manasseh Amon Josiah Jehoahaz
Eliakim Jehoiachin Zedekiah Index

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