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2 Chronicles 21:20
Jehoram was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years. He passed away, to no one’s regret, and was buried in the City of David, but not in the tombs of the kings.
Jehoram was one of many sons of Jehoshaphat. His father had left all of his sons great wealth but turned the nation over to Jehoram, his oldest. As soon as he became king, he had all of his brothers killed and established his kingdom. He only reigned for eight years, and during that time, the Philistines came in and took all of his wives and destroyed his sons, save the youngest, Ahaziah. When Jehoram died, NO ONE regretted it.
When the Bible states that NO ONE regretted the day that Jehoram died, it certainly means that “No One Cried At His Funeral.” Yesterday was Father’s Day in my country. I sent Happy Father’s Day messages to so many of my friends, and I received many as well. It’s unimaginable that a man could be in such a high position yet be so hated upon his death. It’s evident that Jehoram had one thing on his mind his entire life. Himself. When an individual is at the center of all of his or her plans, dreams, loves, and passions, it’s obvious to those around that person that they don’t count at all! I’m grateful that my father and mother instilled in me the need to plant goodness into the lives of all I serve. I must tell you that after these many years, it’s such a blessing to watch people all around me grow and develop in the ways of the Lord. Not long ago, a good friend of mine suddenly passed away. I watched his funeral online, and the place was jam-packed. I wept as the service played on because of the many lives that my friend had touched. That’s the way it should be.
This AM, I’m praying that Your love for me will play out in my life by me loving others. We’re loved to love. Help me be a continual lover of people. Amen