The Book of the Law.
God tells us an encouraging story about King Josiah. King Josiah knew it was time to repair the temple of the Lord. So he made it happen.
While they were cleaning and fixing the temple, they discovered “the Book of the Law of the Lord that had been given through Moses.( 2 Chronicles 34:14) The book was read to the king who immediately tore his robes and asked the prophetess Huldah to tell him what God wanted to say to him. Her message from God could be boiled down to three words, ‘disaster is coming’.
The king reacted immediately by having the Book read to all of the people and then leading them in renewing their covenant with God. The king cleared out all of the idols from the temple along with the idolatrous priests. He destroyed all of the places for idol worship and altars. He got rid of the mediums and spiritists along with all other ‘detestable’ things.
When everything was done, they celebrated the Passover which had not been celebrated properly for hundreds of years. Great job, King Josiah!
So what about me? What about you? Is it true that some of us need to ‘find’ the book of the Lord?
Are there ‘things’ in our lives that we put a higher priority on than our relationship with God? These are our idols.
Do we look at sources other than God for our guidance and direction? How often to we check with Google on important things rather than checking with God? These other sources are our mediums and spiritists.
Is our Bible sitting on the shelf more than its been sitting open on our lap? We need to read it.
And let God transform our lives through it.
King Josiah’s cleansing of the land of Judah was a high point in their history. He heard God’s word, he listened and he obeyed.
King Josiah found the Book. The book led him to God. God led him to renewal and celebration.
Is it time for some renewal and celebration in your life?
Maybe its time to REALLY find the Book.
Thank you for revealing your truth to us in your Word, Abba Father.
2 thoughts on “Finding the Book”
Judy, I was encouraged as I read your post. I thank our Father and you.
Yes, the book must be found and read and meditated upon and prayed from and obeyed (as much as can be for 21st century disciples who, for the most part, live in the Diaspora without the Temple or priesthood)!
And what was the book that was read to King Josiah? The Scriptures from the first five books of our Bible also referred to as the Torah. These same Scriptures our LORD, Messiah Yeshua, read, prayed from, lived sinlessly from, taught from and quoted often in the record of the Apostolic Writings we call the New Testament.
Thank you again for being used to bless me this morning.
Thanks for the encouragement!