8 At the king's command, a chest was made and placed outside, at the gate of the temple of the Lord.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 2 Chronicles 24:8

Commentary on 2 Chronicles 24:1-14

(Read 2 Chronicles 24:1-14)

Joash is more zealous about the repair of the temple than Jehoiada himself. It is easier to build temples, than to be temples to God. But the repairing of places for public worship is a good work, which all should promote. And many a good work would be done that now lies undone, if active men would put it forward.