Josiah was one of the good kings of Israel who followed the Lord with all his heart. His father, Manasseh, was one of the most wicked.
King Josiah ordered repairs on the house of the Lord. As the work progressed, something interesting was found...
Then Shaphan the secretary told the king, “Hilkiah the priest has given me a book.” And Shaphan read it before the king.
2 Kings 22:10
What was Josiah's reaction?
When the king heard the words of the Book of the Law, he tore his clothes.
2 Kings 22:11
King Josiah had a shocking revelation after reading the book...
"...For great is the wrath of the LORD that is kindled against us, because our fathers have not obeyed the words of this book, to do according to all that is written concerning us.”
2 Kings 22:13b
This revelation moved Josiah to enact sweeping reforms. He tore down, crushed and burned idols, removed false worship and changed the status quo!
Our nation needs the book! The world needs the book! The Church needs the book! The Christian needs the book.
If we actually read, study and meditate on THE BOOK with with a humble heart, we too might reach the same conclusion as King Josiah.
...that we have not obeyed the words of this book, to do according to all that is written concerning us.
Would this renewed dedication to God's Word also move us to make sweeping reforms in our own lives?
Start your journey today in God's Word!