Even the rich and powerful die

2 Chronicles Bible Background

06.08.2017 Old Testament: 2Ch 27.7–9

To read the Bible in a year, read Second Chronicles 26–28 on June 8, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

Picture yourself becoming king or queen of your nation at the age of 25. And not as a figure head; no, but reigning as the absolute and uncontested ruler of your nation. The wealth and power could go to your head real quick. However, remember that every single monarch has died, as did the kings of Judah,

Now the rest of the acts of Jotham, and all his wars and his ways, indeed they are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah. He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. So Jotham rested with his fathers, and they buried him in the City of David. Then Ahaz his son reigned in his place (2 Chronicles 27.7–9). 

Jotham even got to reign for 16 years! However, that means he died around 41 years of age. The poor and powerless do not get off easier, they all die as well.

Therefore, both rich and poor have to prepare themselves to meet the Ultimate Monarch, the Lord God Almighty Himself!


  • Do you have money?
  • Do you honor God with your money?
  • Do you have almost nothing?
  • Do you envy the rich and covet their belongings and money?

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