(This passage is also referenced in 2 Kings 10:32-end)
These passages outline the succession of Kings, none of whom truly followed the Lord and did evil in his sight. Despite Jehoahaz, who having seen the oppression Israel were under, sought the Lord’s favour and He reinstated them back into their homes, they still did not turn away from their sins.
Their hearts appeared to be hardened against the Lord and they were unable to receive the Lord’s full and abundant blessings which could have been their inheritance. Instead they lived a life of spiritual and physical poverty living in their sinfulness.
As you contemplate this passage ask the Lord if your heart is hardened to Him in any way? Are you carrying any wounds in your heart which you can ask the Lord to heal? Could you be holding back from him? Are their sins in your life which need to be taken to the cross?
May the Lord restore you fully to Him and may your relationship with Him be expanded. Bless you.