Jotham then Ahaz rule Judah; Israel and Aram attack Ahaz, who doesn’t quite listen to Isaiah’s promise and buys the help of the Assyrians instead of trusting God: 2 Kings 15:32−38; 2 Chronicles 27:1−9; Micah 1:1−16; 2 Kings 16:1−6; 2 Chronicles 28:1−4; Isaiah 7:1−25; 2 Kings 16:7−9; 2 Chronicles 28:5−15; 2 Kings 15:30−31
King Jotham of Judah was recorded as a ‘good’ king:
2 Chronicles 27:6 King Jotham became powerful because he was careful to live in obedience to the Lord his God.
But he couldn’t change his people:
2 Chronicles 27:2 Jotham did what was pleasing in the Lord’s sight. He did everything his father, Uzziah, had done, except that Jotham did not sin by entering the Temple of the Lord. But the people continued in their corrupt ways.
Sin, which can be summarised as following other gods and treating each other badly, was well entrenched in Judah by then.
The warnings from the prophets—Hosea, Micah, Isaiah—were frequent and often seem to have been ignored.