-Not a ton is written about this king who did right in the sight of the LORD and built up the kingdom with projects and military success. He learned the lesson of his father so as not to enter the Temple of the LORD, and he “became mighty because he ordered his ways before the LORD his God (2 Chronicles 27:2-6).”
-The issue here during Jotham’s time was not the leadership, but the people. “The people continued to act corruptly” during his reign, which was indicative of their hearts. They had turned from their God in many ways and followed after idols.
-*Application* In this case the old saying is true. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink. Leadership can only be as good as the followship. If you are in charge of people in whatever capacity, fervent prayer for their hearts is paramount. Ask the LORD to give your people a heart after Him, so that they will truly be righteous. Only God can change a heart. Pray that He will do that in those you lead. This lack of intercession was more than likely the fault of Jotham when we consider his reign. Don’t you make the same mistake.
Verse to Memorize: 2 Chronicles 27:6