God responded to the prayer of an ungodly king because He saw the oppression of His people and came to their rescue. God is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in love.
For the last two chapters (2 Kings 11-12) we looked the Southern Kingdom of JUDAH.
• We saw how Queen Athaliah seized power and how Joash was saved as an infant and raised secretly in the temple of God for six years until he was made King.
• Today – 2 Kings 13 - we are swinging back to the