From the generations leading up to the kingship of Jehoash, we see how sinful decisions in parenting, in marriage, in friendships, in alliances, all impacted and created a very ungodly culture in Judah. Then, even after the revival after Athaliah in Judah, after the death of Jehoiada, Jehoash begins to forsake his wise counsel and take heed to ungodly advisors who bring him back to sin and false worship.