King Jehoash of Israel (the tall elegant cedar) routed the army of weak King Amaziah of Judah (the lowly thistle) at Beth Shemesh. He tore down the wall, stole the Temple valuables, took hostages, and went back to Samaria with all the booty.
Much later, and we think with driest humor, God will put the wall back up Jeremiah 31:38.
Cedar & Thistle
I'm Je-ho-ash, a cedar upright.
Ama-zi, you're a thistle, too light.
I, your nem'sis, your fall,
grabbed your gold, broke your wall,
went back home. Did Am' die the same night?
Tearing down God's place, grabbing all you can, and leaving town with the booty is the opposite of God's plan. Instead we are to build up each other in the faith, share our wealth with the needy, and spend time with His people. Cedar Jehoash should have realized that taking Amaziah, God's Thistle, would be a prickly proposition. So it cost him his life.
How about you and the prickly crowned One who hung on Calvary's cross?
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