The child that was rescued from the slaughter of the royal grandchildren is now a man, king of Judah. His story continues with a righteous beginning and reign so long as he was under the influence of Jehoiada the courageous priest. King Joash made repairs to the Temple, the people zealously joined the work, they gave money for the significant repairs with joy. But after Jehoiada died, the king plunged into apostasy, having join the influence of idolaters. For his apostasy and murder of Jehoiada’s son, he is judged God.