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In the Nick of Time

Today’s Verse:

But Jehoshabeath, the daughter of the king, took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him from among the king’s sons that were slain, and put him and his nurse in a bedchamber. So Jehoshabeath, the daughter of king Jehoram, the wife of Jehoiada the priest, (for she was the sister of Ahaziah,) hid him from Athaliah, so that she slew him not. ~2 Chronicles 22:11

Have you ever done something in the nick of time? By this, I am referring to helping to prevent someone else from falling into danger. Someone who was trapped in the wilderness, near drowning, or in a burning building will tell those who came to their aid,“You came in the nick of time.” This morning, let us see how Jehoshabeath came to the help of young baby boy named Joash in the nick of time.

She was royal.

The first thing we see is that she was the daughter of king Jehoram. She was a member of the royal court. She was the recipient of first call treatment. She had wealth and privilege at her disposal. Let us remember that we are children of the greatest King of the universe. We are children of the King of kings and Lord of lords. We ha