December 4, 2016 – Hathor 25, 1733
“But they must maintain the repairs to the temple, whenever and whatever repairs are needed” (2 Kings 12:6)
While king Joash of Judah walked in the fear of God, he asked the priests and people of integrity to maintain the repairs of the temple. The reason he asked for this was because the temple had been abandoned and was in ruin, due to the pursuit of idol worship of the rulers who came before him.
There can be recognized here in the people who worked on the repairs, a type of the saints, the Christians, who, after receiving from God the gift of knowledge, set out to repair that same house shaken by vain cults and various crimes. (St. Ephraim the Syrian, On the Second Book of Kings)