Today a prophecy from 1st Kings comes true bouts the wicked Queen Jezebel. Athaliah, mother of the now-slain King Ahaziah of Judah, assumes the throne herself and tries to wipe out the royal family. But the Lord is faithful to Hims promise to David and Him protects a member of the family to carry on the line that will someday lead to the Messiah.
When the godly woman Jehosheba saves the life of her infant nephew today, she is acting within the will of God. She's an instrumental part of His plan to preserve the royal line of Judah. Her faithfulness to God is a part of Him keeping His promise to David. Joash himself will not be a godly king but keeping him alive is keeping God's promise alive. Both good kings and bad kings will spring from the line of Joash but the most important King of all is yet to come: the King of kings and the Lord of lords, the Deliverer of God's people Israel and the Deliverer of mankind, the Savior and Messiah. No plot will ever succeed against the word of God. No scheme of hell will negate God's promises. The King will come.