The reign of Kings Jehoash – raised in the temple, king for 40 years from the age of 7. He didn’t remove the cancer of worshipping other gods – the high shrines, but he rebuilt the temple.
Its a delicate story, only very sketched in. He was raised by priests, and he gave them the job of rebuilding the temple but after 23 years, nothing had been done. The passage details how he overcame their mismanagement without seemingly judging them.
Ironically the mismanagement of the building program for a period of decades may have contributed to the treasury of the temple being well stocked with gold which, he uses to buy the safety of Jerusalem when it is later attacked. But that is not viewed as god’s provision, and the writer then flatly notes that he was assassinated. I’m sure there is quite a story there, but the writer of Kings is not interested.
The narrator is looking for God’s intervention, and seems to find none in Jehoash’s story other than the way he became king.
Its like a sense of despair has settled over the kingship. They were excited about God’s hand in making sure the line of David didn’t actually die out, but there is no general hope for the people coming from this story of the long reign of even a quite godly king.