I wanted to get into the core of my Scripture and exegete but sense the need to build a bit more on the foundation.
I was attracted to this Scripture in 2 Kings 22:8 (MSG) because of a young man’s attitude; the king of Judah named Josiah, and how he handled the Book of the Law. It is mentioned about Josiah that he was a great reformer, who was keen on leading God’s people back to righteous living. Josiah saw and heard the Book of the Law read to him and he was determined to fulfil every bit of it with the help of God. Now, this was a man whose heart was prepared to seek the Lord. Beloved, as the people of God, how willing are we to follow through on God’s counsel?
Why is the Book of the Law so important in our lives? Why are we always talking about the Book of the Law like our entire life depends on it? Why was Josiah repentant and humbled, hearing what was in the Book of the Law? These are important questions for you and me, and we need to know why. And I will be glad to highlight a Scripture which will help us understand why, “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall read [and meditate on] it day and night, so that you may be careful to do [everything] in accordance with all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will be successful.” Read Joshua 1:8 (AMP). Can you see this? Josiah exemplified this Scripture and was inducted into the hall of fame as one of those kings in Israel [Judah], who followed after God wholeheartedly.
Watch this, Josiah was not willing to let the Book of the Law depart from him, he was moved by the Book such that he tore his robes and initiated a time of repentance for the people of Judah, including himself. Wow, how will it look like if we the people of God will rend our hearts before God, and embrace true repentance?
Pause for a moment and consider doing this, “So lift your hands and thank God for His marvellous kindness and for all His miracles of mercy for those He loves.” Read Psalm 107:8 (TPT). My Father in heaven, thank You, You love me, and I know this to be true and I embrace it, therefore, I rest in Your arm. Oh, how I love Jesus.
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