“The City was Quiet”
2 Kings 11: 20: “So all the people of the land rejoiced and the city was quiet. For they had put Athaliah to death with the sword at the king’s house.” Athaliah’s name meant “Yahweh is exalted,” but she was a wicked woman who killed her grandsons and seized the throne. As long as her treachery was allowed the city was in turmoil, but when, after six years, the priests finally confronted her, Jerusalem was at peace once more. Dealing with spiritual chicanery leads to peace; allow it to fester and the city of God will never be quiet.