2 Chronicles 34
Near the end of the southern kingdom, the Lord raised up a last godly king whose righteousness led his people for a few years into a time of reform, prosperity, and joy. Josiah was only sixteen when he began to seek the God of his father David, and when he was twenty he began to purge the idolatrous images and altars from Judah and Jerusalem. At the age of twenty-six Josiah ordered the repair of the house of God, and in the process, Hilkiah the high priest discovered the Book of the Law in the temple. When God’s neglected Word was read to the king, Josiah realized that God’s wrath must have been great because of the years of neglect and disobedience. Sadly, Josiah’s reforms would come too late to avert divine judgment on Judah.
READING of 2 CHRONICLES 34
Lord, it is amazing that Your Word was so neglected by Your people that it was actually lost for years. I ask that I will never take Your Word for granted, but that I will remain faithful to the disciplines of reading and meditating on Scripture.
Meditation passage for today: verses 21, 33
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