Today’s passage: 2 Kings 22:1-20
- This chapter serves as a wake-up call if we haven’t experienced that already. When Josiah ordered the restoration of the Temple, they found the Word of God…and read it. And this was regarded as a monumental thing.
- When the king heard the Bible being read, it was his first time.
- The Word of God is precious! We are beyond blessed to have such access to it. Keep reading!
- When Josiah heard the actual law, straight from God’s Word, he didn’t need any experts to tell him anything. He knew Israel and Judah had disobeyed. God’s Word is to be understood as it is plainly written.
- When Josiah wanted to here from God, God sent him back to the book (Verse 16). He simply affirmed what He had already had written down.
Questions to consider:
- How had any or all of the religious leaders and those who desired to obey God learn about Him before they found this copy of the Word of God? What can happen when we rely only on what is passed down by word of mouth? What happens to traditions over time if they are not rooted in the Bible?
- How critical would this moment have been in the history of God’s people, including us? Why do we still have God’s Word today? How has God preserved His Word?
- What was God’s response to Josiah’s contrition? What must we understand about ourselves before we will ever cry out to God for rescue? What does God promise to do when we ask (1 John 1:9)?