“And the king went up to the house of the LORD, and with him all the men of Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem and the priests and the prophets, all the people, both small and great. And he read in their hearing all the words of the Book of the Covenant that had been found in the house of the LORD.” (2 Kings 23:2).
There was a time in Israel when the kingdom was divided and the southern kingdom of Judah had lost the Book of the Law. We don’t know for how long. But when it was found in the house of the LORD, people didn’t know what it was. So the king’s secretary read it (2 Kings 22:8). Then he read it to Josiah, the king (22:10). Upon hearing it, Josiah panicked and tore his clothes (22:11). Neither the king nor the people had kept this law. They had strayed from the Lord by straying from his Word (22:17).
It is a wonderful reminder of how we need God’s Word in order to walk with God. The two go hand-in-hand. Having God’s word is no guarantee that we will obey him, but without it we cannot be reminded of his character, his mighty acts or our purpose in covenant with him. As we continue our series in 1 Corinthians, we will be attending to God’s character, his mighty acts and our purpose of being in a covenant with him through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. God’s Word will help us walk with him.
June 11th – 1 Corinthians 1:26-31
June 18th – Father’s Day Message
June 25th – 1 Corinthians 2:1-5