June 27 – It Is Not Treason

From The River Walk blog, a lesson from history as taught by the Bible: we are not obliged to uphold and obey lawless, evil rulers like Athaliah.    —LD

THE RIVER WALK

When she arrived, she saw the newly crowned king standing in his place of authority by the pillar, as was the custom at times of coronation. The commanders and trumpeters were surrounding him, and people from all over the land were rejoicing and blowing trumpets. When Athaliah saw all this, she tore her clothes in despair and shouted, “Treason! Treason!” (2 Kings 11:14)

Read: 2 Kings 10:32-12:21, Acts 18:1-22, Psalm 145:1-21, Proverbs 18:1

Relate: The king is dead. Long live the king. This idea of the immediate transfer of power was still centuries away. At the time of King Ahaziah, the throne would normally pass to the oldest son, but he actually did have to be crowned first. There was a ceremony that would take place at the Temple. He would be anointed by the High Priest, given a copy of the Torah, and a covenant would be made between…

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About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

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