This blog is a hard one to write. Mainly because I am a huge admirer of the person whom I am writing about. His name is one of three that I would give as an answer to the question, What person from the past or present would you most like to have lunch with? His name is Jehoiada.
Jehoiada appears in the books of 2 Kings (11 and 12) and in 2 Chronicles (21-23). He was the High Priest st during the reign of Queen Athaliah and King Jehoash. He led a revolt against Athaliah that restored Judah and the lineage of David back to the throne. He also brought the hearts of Judah back to Yahweh. Jehoiada is the only High Priest to have ever been buried (after his death of course) with the Kings of Judah.
He was just pretty amazing! However much like us and unlike Jesus, he had a sinful nature. And I would like to assert that he was a bit of a procrastinator. In 2 Chronicles 24, King Jehoash told the priests and the Levites to go and collect taxes from Judah and to use that money to repair the temple. Then 23 years passed by and nothing was restored. So the king summoned Jehoiada and other priests and asked them why they had not done as he commanded concerning the house of the LORD. After that, a plan was put into place and the Temple was restored.
I encourage you to be a Berean and to read the scriptures listed above. I wholeheartedly believe that you will see it in the same light that God has shown it to me. On a side note, I have procrastinated in writing this entry and that is tragically funny. Maybe that is why God has shown it to me.
Here are some verses to help with overcoming procrastination-for the next time you are stuck in that rut.
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.
1 Corinthians 9:24 ESV
” yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.
James 4:13-14 ESV
Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes.
Matthew 24:44-46 ESV
Oh, Abba, Father. Thank you so much for your patience with me. Even when I slack off and do not complete things in a timely manner. I need Your help to be more urgent with tasks in this life, whether from you or from someone who knows that I belong to You. LORD help me to be that faithful ambassador and the faithful servant that You call me to be.
In Jesus Name