Is your walk with the Lord dependent on someone else? Or is your walk with the Lord connected with a personal relationship with Christ?
Joash had a great zeal for the Lord when Jehoiada was in the picture, but that faded when he surrounded himself with ungodly influences. Joash depended on Jehoiada and Jehoaida’s walk with the Lord, when Jehoiada passed of the scene, Joash turned from godliness.
–excerpts from Steve Wainright’s 1/17 Wednesday Evening sermon from 2 Kings 12 / 2 Chronicles 24