Joash, at age seven, had just been anointed King by his uncle Jehoiada. Joash walked in the courts surrounded by people singing praises, playing instruments and his grandmother yelling “treason!”.

Immediately Jehoiada had her detained, taken from the courts and slain for her act of treason and previous murders. 

Joash was able to stay upon the throne unharmed because Jehoiada was looking out for him. He knew that the grandmother had only intended harm for the boy. Instead of allowing Joash to be caught off guard Jehoiada stepped in and stood in the gap between the two. 

Christians we should be the same way. We should be looking out for each other. We shouldn’t just sit by and wait for our brothers or sisters to be pounced. We are the body of Christ that needs to stick together. 

Scripture taken from:

II Chronicles 23:12-15