Read it and weep

Good morning!  Today is our second day reading 2 Chronicles 34.  Thank you for being a member of this great family.  Our focus is on Josiah who loved God as a young child (vs 1) and began to seek the Lord as a teenager (age 16, vs 3)  At age 26 (vs 8) he begins a repair project for the temple in Jerusalem.  In the course of the renovation, the workers discover “the book of the Law of the Lord, given by Moses” (vs 14)  Here is where the story get’s good.  When the book was read to the King he tore his clothes. (vs 19) It was a sign of grief.  His immediate reaction was godly fear.  God’s word had its intended and beneficial effect.  It humbled him before God.  May it do the same for us.  “the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation.” (2 Corinthians 7:10)  Before God can save us, He must convince us that we need to be.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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