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Jehoram - King of Judah




Reference II Kings 8:16-24
II Chronicles 21
Reign 8 years
Theme The deadly consequences of willing sin.
Lesson When we set ourselves up against God, nothing but disaster will result.
Key Verse "And he (Jehoram) walked in the way of the kings of Israel, like as did the house of Ahab: for he had the daughter of Ahab to wife: and he wrought that which was evil in the eyes of the Lord."
(II Chronicles 21:6)
Memory Verse "And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung."
Zephaniah 1:17
Application The same holds true for the Christian. 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.

Jehoram reigned eight years over Judah and, according to Scripture, not a single good thing came out of it. He began his reign wickedly - killing all his brothers in order that no one would be able to threaten his authority. Politically, it was during Jehoram's reign that Edom, a vassal of Israel, broke away from the subjugation of the kingdom. Spiritually, Jehoram undid the good work of his predecessor, making "high places in the mountains of Judah, and caused the inhabitants of Jerusalem thereto" (II Chronicles 21:11). Because of his extensive sins, Jehoram was subject to brutal judgment; he was struck with a disease of the bowels, which eventually led to the need for his bowels to be removed. Furthermore, God roused the Philistines, Arabs, and Ethiopians against Judah. Jehoram died wretchedly, in great pain, and with his people facing enemies from every side.

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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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