Read 2 Kings 12 today.

One of the common phrase I recall during this reading of 1 and 2 Kings is the phrase, “yet even so.” It is a phrase the write uses to shift from sharing the positive things a given king had accomplished to telling the other side, the part that was not what God had desired.
As I think about it, I wonder what some historian might write about me. What would be included after, “yet even so” in the account of my history? Or yours?
While there is still time, may we seek the Kingdom of God with our whole heart.
2 Kings 12:1-3 NLT
Joash began to rule over Judah in the seventh year of King Jehu’s reign in Israel. He reigned in Jerusalem forty years. His mother was Zibiah from Beersheba. [2] All his life Joash did what was pleasing in the LORD’s sight because Jehoiada the priest instructed him. [3] Yet even so, he did not destroy the pagan shrines, and the people still offered sacrifices and burned incense there.