Josiah’s Recovery

By: Susan Bea Good

2500 years ago, the ruler of ancient Judah ordered the restoration of Solomon’s Temple. “Lost” Scriptures were recovered and read aloud. The contents of God’s Word was a shock! King Josiah reacted with extreme distress…tearing his robes…and ordering the Word to be shared publicly. The people had grown ignorant of God’s expectations, and were eager to change.

We “Moderns” also need to “recover” the Word…and change. The world is largely ignorant of its content…while we who are greatly blessed to have it…feign confusion over God’s commands on idolatry, covetousness, lying, sexual immorality, murder, and disrespect of parents.

We are not ignorant…we choose to ignore!

Josiah reacted to the recovery…when his sins were revealed, he repented!  In response, God blessed him and protected the kingdom of Judah all of his life.

Christ-followers must never give up “revealing” God’s Word to the world. We are commanded to do this, regardless of the rejection we may encounter. When repentance is called for, we should be the first to react…demonstrating our faith in a merciful, but just God!

“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20/Holman Standard Version)

The purpose of this blog is to encourage Christ-followers to see God’s Big Picture and be a part of it!


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