Meditate with Power!
God Save the King!
2 Kings 11:12 And they made him king, and anointed him; and they clapped their hands, and said, God save the king.
Meditate on God’s Word! As we inaugurate a new President in the United States today it is a good time to visit one of the kings in the nation of Israel’s history. The year was 841 B.C. and the nation of Israel was divided and was being ruled by evil kings. God was not pleased. Yet Jehu was not careful to keep the law of the Lord, the God of Israel, with all his heart. He did not turn away from the sins of Jeroboam, which he had caused Israel to commit. 32 In those days the Lord began to reduce the size of Israel. Hazael overpowered the Israelites throughout their territory33 east of the Jordan in all the land of Gilead (the region of Gad, Reuben and Manasseh), from Aroer by the Arnon Gorge through Gilead to Bashan. 2 Kings 10:31-33
The evil continued as Athaliah killed all of the kings offspring, except one young boy named Joash. And when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal. 2 But Jehosheba, the daughter of king Joram, sister of Ahaziah, took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him from among the king's sons which were slain; and they hid him, even him and his nurse, in the bedchamber from Athaliah, so that he was not slain. 3 And he was with her hid in the house of the Lord six years. And Athaliah did reign over the land. 2 Kings 11:1-3 God allowed an evil leader to rule over the nation for six years until men of God rose up to proclaim one of the most famous sayings that is attributed to the King or Queen of the United Kingdom of Britain but really belongs to God’s King Joash. And to the captains over hundreds did the priest give king David's spears and shields, that were in the temple of the Lord. 11 And the guard stood, every man with his weapons in his hand, round about the king, from the right corner of the temple to the left corner of the temple, along by the altar and the temple. 12 And he brought forth the king's son, and put the crown upon him, and gave him the testimony; and they made him king, and anointed him; and they clapped their hands, and said, God save the king. 2 Kings 11:10-12
As they clapped for King Joash may we as a nation pray for the protection of our new President against those that would seek to harm what God has anointed. “God save the king” Our Prayer: Dear Father, bring our nation together as we begin this day with a new President. Protect him, bless him, give him wisdom and show your grace and mercy on this great land. In Jesus name.