2 Kings 12 is a chapter that focuses on the reign of King Joash of Judah. It begins with a description of the repairs that Joash made to the temple of the Lord. He gathered the priests and Levites and commanded them to repair the temple. He also provided them with the necessary funds to do so. Joash also commanded the people to bring offerings to the temple and to observe the Passover.
The chapter then goes on to describe how Joash was betrayed by his own officials. They conspired against him and killed him in his own palace. This was a tragic end to a reign that had seen the temple of the Lord restored and the people of Judah worshipping the Lord faithfully.
The chapter ends with a brief description of the reign of Amaziah, Joash's son. He was a good king who followed in his father's footsteps and continued to restore the temple and observe the Passover.
This chapter serves as a reminder of the importance of faithfulness to the Lord. Joash was a faithful king who sought to restore the temple and observe the Passover. His faithfulness was rewarded with a long and prosperous reign. However, his faithfulness was not enough to protect him from the treachery of his own officials. This serves as a warning to us all to remain faithful to the Lord, even in the face of opposition.