Today’s Tasting: 2 Kings 22-23; 2 Chronicles 34-35 KVJ
I have always loved the story of Josiah. He became the 19th king of Judah at the age of 8. He was not like his father, Amon, or grandfather, Manasseh, who were wicked kings. Josiah began reforms in the kingdom to rid it of all the detestable things that his ancestors had done. He also started rebuilding and cleaning up the temple. During this time, the workers found a book and gave it to the priest, Hilkiah. The priest gave it to Shaphan, who read it to King Josiah. After hearing what was in the book and realizing that they had not been keeping the commandments of the Lord, King Josiah tore his royal robe in grief.
He sent his people to inquire of the Lord for him and the people of Judah, for they had disobeyed God and not followed after His ways. They went to see a prophetess named Huldah, who gave them a word from the Lord. She told them that God indeed would bring disaster to His people because of their disobedience but because King Josiah reverenced God and tore his robe he would not live to see the punishment from God.
Today’s Nourishment: When the king heard the words of the book, he tore is clothes in grief because he knew they had not been following after the instructions of the Lord.
How do we feel when we hear the word of the Lord?
Do we give enough attention to the word to allow it to convict our hearts?
The bible says in Romans that we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God but this is not an excuse to keep living contrary to the word of God. We need to surrender our hearts, mind, body and soul to the Lord. We need to allow the word to heal us, correct us, discipline us and encourage us. The word is the light we need in this dark world to lead us to everlasting life. We still have time to get it together but no man knows the day or hour that Jesus will come back to this world. The time is now to get it right.
Father, I thank You for power of Your word. I surrender myself to Your word now. Heal me with Your word. Correct me with Your word. Discipline me with Your word. Encourage me with Your word. Your word is a lamp unto my feet and light unto my path. Give me a greater understanding and revelation of Your word today Lord. I cannot live without Your word. Your word is my sure foundation. I thank You for Your word. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
When was the last time you allowed the word to truly touch your heart even when in your wrong doing?
Will you have a heart like King Josiah?
Will you allow the word to arrest your heart and put you back on the right path?
Share an experience that you have had were you truly turned around because of the truth in God’s word.
Tomorrow’s Reading: Zephaniah
Chantea Williams http://gwwministry.com