“And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, and walked in all the way of David his father, and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left.” 2 Kings 22:2Text — 2 Kings 22:1-5
Josiah means “God supports and heals.” Josiah’s birth was foretold long before he was born (1 Kings 13:1,2). He was a descendant of David. He was only eight years old when he became the king of Judah. Judah had been committed to idol worship for about seventy (70) years before Josiah was born. He fulfilled the purpose of his birth by stopping idol worship in Judah. Although he was born of a father who did evil in the sight of God, yet he lived a godly life before God. He led his people to repentance and back to true worship of Almighty God. One wonders how Josiah was able to live a godly life as a little boy in a country where almost all the people were committed to all sorts of evil practices and idol worship. Josiah was-
Just and righteous
Obedient to God’s word
Selfless in carrying out his God-given assignment
In right relationship with God
An agent of revival of true worship
Holy and humble.
God has good plans for you personally. Commitment to live a righteous life will make them come to pass. Build your personal relationship with God to be so strong so that you can influence people in your generation to get back to God.
1 Kings 13:1-3
Prayer for today
Lord, please help me to be in true friendship and obedience to You even when others forsake You.