October 20, Reading 1 – 2 Kings 23

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SAA Notes

Josiah did everything humanly possible to revive Israel spiritually, but the bones were still dry! (As in Ezekiel 37) All our efforts in evangelism, in building our congregation, in training our children, can be in vain. We need Jesus Christ to come and make our efforts live. 1 Cor. 15:58.

SJA Notes

“It is the tomb of the man of God who came from Judah and predicted these things that you have done against the altar at Bethel.”

Back in 1 Kings 13, after Jeroboam gets the false worship moving forward with altars in Bethel and Dan – A man of God came out of Judah and truth-told what that God was going to bring a son to the house of David whose name was Josiah!

In verse 25 of today’s passage we read,

“Before him there was no king like him, who turned to the LORD will all his heart and with all his soul and with all his might,”

What is the best thing about Josiah?

He points us to Jesus.

As strong and faithful a king as Josiah was, he couldn’t defeat death. He couldn’t be the ever-living Messiah, the true Lord’s Christ whose reign would never end.

We need Jesus! His righteousness, His victory, His kingship over our lives.

* Gracious God,

Thank You for the faith of believers such as Josiah. The witness that is given, pointing people to You.

Please help us today to exercise our faith in You, to care for the weak and lonely, to uphold justice and righteousness, to promote Your word to those around us, to point people to You.

Amen.

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