“Joash did what was right in the sight of the Lord all the days of Jehoiada the priest.” II Chronicles 24:2 Young King Joash had a wise counselor by his side – his own Uncle Jehoiada. Joash was one of the rare “good kings” of Judah, and while his uncle was alive, he obeyed the Lord by doing right. But once his uncle was no longer there to teach and lead by example, Joash fell away and his life ended badly. Others can teach us the principles of their faith, but each of us must come individually to a lasting and personal faith in Christ. For faith to be real, it must become our own. The faith that continues to the end gives proof that it was genuine in the beginning.