2 Kings Chapter 23

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2 Kings 23

1 And the king sent, and they gathered unto him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem.

2 And the king went up into the house of the Lord, and all the men of Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem with him, and the priests, and the prophets, and all the people, both small and great: and he read in their ears all the words of the book of the covenant which was found in the house of the Lord.

3 And the king stood by a pillar, and made a covenant before the Lord, to walk after the Lord, and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes with all their heart and all their soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people stood to the covenant.

4 And the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, and the priests of the second order, and the keepers of the door, to bring forth out of the temple of the Lord all the vessels that were made for Baal, and for the grove, and for all the host of heaven: and he burned them without Jerusalem in the fields of Kidron, and carried the ashes of them unto Bethel.

5 And he put down the idolatrous priests, whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense in the high places in the cities of Judah, and in the places round about Jerusalem; them also that burned incense unto Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and to the planets, and to all the host of heaven.

6 And he brought out the grove from the house of the Lord, without Jerusalem, unto the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron, and stamped it small to powder, and cast the powder thereof upon the graves of the children of the people.

7 And he brake down the houses of the sodomites, that were by the house of the Lord, where the women wove hangings for the grove.

8 And he brought all the priests out of the cities of Judah, and defiled the high places where the priests had burned incense, from Geba to Beersheba, and brake down the high places of the gates that were in the entering in of the gate of Joshua the governor of the city, which were on a man’s left hand at the gate of the city.

9 Nevertheless the priests of the high places came not up to the altar of the Lord in Jerusalem, but they did eat of the unleavened bread among their brethren.

10 And he defiled Topheth, which is in the valley of the children of Hinnom, that no man might make his son or his daughter to pass through the fire to Molech.

11 And he took away the horses that the kings of Judah had given to the sun, at the entering in of the house of the Lord, by the chamber of Nathanmelech the chamberlain, which was in the suburbs, and burned the chariots of the sun with fire.

12 And the altars that were on the top of the upper chamber of Ahaz, which the kings of Judah had made, and the altars which Manasseh had made in the two courts of the house of the Lord, did the king beat down, and brake them down from thence, and cast the dust of them into the brook Kidron.

13 And the high places that were before Jerusalem, which were on the right hand of the mount of corruption, which Solomon the king of Israel had builded for Ashtoreth the abomination of the Zidonians, and for Chemosh the abomination of the Moabites, and for Milcom the abomination of the children of Ammon, did the king defile.

14 And he brake in pieces the images, and cut down the groves, and filled their places with the bones of men.

15 Moreover the altar that was at Bethel, and the high place which Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, had made, both that altar and the high place he brake down, and burned the high place, and stamped it small to powder, and burned the grove.

16 And as Josiah turned himself, he spied the sepulchres that were there in the mount, and sent, and took the bones out of the sepulchres, and burned them upon the altar, and polluted it, according to the word of the Lord which the man of God proclaimed, who proclaimed these words.

17 Then he said, What title is that that I see? And the men of the city told him, It is the sepulchre of the man of God, which came from Judah, and proclaimed these things that thou hast done against the altar of Bethel.

18 And he said, Let him alone; let no man move his bones. So they let his bones alone, with the bones of the prophet that came out of Samaria.

19 And all the houses also of the high places that were in the cities of Samaria, which the kings of Israel had made to provoke the Lord to anger, Josiah took away, and did to them according to all the acts that he had done in Bethel.

20 And he slew all the priests of the high places that were there upon the altars, and burned men’s bones upon them, and returned to Jerusalem.

21 And the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the passover unto the Lord your God, as it is written in the book of this covenant.

22 Surely there was not holden such a passover from the days of the judges that judged Israel, nor in all the days of the kings of Israel, nor of the kings of Judah;

23 But in the eighteenth year of king Josiah, wherein this passover was holden to the Lord in Jerusalem.

24 Moreover the workers with familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the images, and the idols, and all the abominations that were spied in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put away, that he might perform the words of the law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the Lord.

25 And like unto him was there no king before him, that turned to the Lord with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all the law of Moses; neither after him arose there any like him.

26 Notwithstanding the Lord turned not from the fierceness of his great wrath, wherewith his anger was kindled against Judah, because of all the provocations that Manasseh had provoked him withal.

27 And the Lord said, I will remove Judah also out of my sight, as I have removed Israel, and will cast off this city Jerusalem which I have chosen, and the house of which I said, My name shall be there.

28 Now the rest of the acts of Josiah, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

29 In his days Pharaohnechoh king of Egypt went up against the king of Assyria to the river Euphrates: and king Josiah went against him; and he slew him at Megiddo, when he had seen him.

30 And his servants carried him in a chariot dead from Megiddo, and brought him to Jerusalem, and buried him in his own sepulchre. And the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and anointed him, and made him king in his father’s stead.

31 Jehoahaz was twenty and three years old when he began to reign; and he reigned three months in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Hamutal, the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.

32 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his fathers had done.

33 And Pharaohnechoh put him in bands at Riblah in the land of Hamath, that he might not reign in Jerusalem; and put the land to a tribute of an hundred talents of silver, and a talent of gold.

34 And Pharaohnechoh made Eliakim the son of Josiah king in the room of Josiah his father, and turned his name to Jehoiakim, and took Jehoahaz away: and he came to Egypt, and died there.

35 And Jehoiakim gave the silver and the gold to Pharaoh; but he taxed the land to give the money according to the commandment of Pharaoh: he exacted the silver and the gold of the people of the land, of every one according to his taxation, to give it unto Pharaohnechoh.

36 Jehoiakim was twenty and five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Zebudah, the daughter of Pedaiah of Rumah.

37 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his fathers had done.

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44 thoughts on “2 Kings Chapter 23

  1. WHY WE STAND FOR THE WORD OF GOD

    1 And the king sent, and they gathered unto him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem.
    2 And the king went up into the house of the Lord, and all the men of Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem with him, and the priests, and the prophets, and all the people, both small and great: and he read in their ears all the words of the book of the covenant which was found in the house of the Lord.
    3 And the king stood by a pillar, and made a covenant before the Lord, to walk after the Lord, and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes with all their heart and all their soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people stood to the covenant.

    From great to small, important to insignificant, young to old, all the people stood to the covenant. Standing when the WORD of GOD is read aloud is more than an old fashion tradition, it is Biblical order.

    I understand that we are not under the “Old” Testament (Covnant) any longer, however we are under Covenant.

    Hebrews 12:24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.

    This same JESUS said:

    Matthew 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.

    Therefore the New Covenant was not a replacement, but an amendment. We should STAND for the reading of the covenant as the scripture has taught us.

    May JESUS help us to remember these respectful FAITH demonstrating covenants we learn in the WORD of GOD that we may pass them on to our ancestors.

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  2. 25. No king before him or after him ever gave himself to the Eternal so fully and deeply as Josiah did. He offered to the Eternal with all his being: all of his HEART, all of his SOUL, and all his MIGHT, in accordance with the sacred law given through Moses.

    26. Still the Eternal did not abandon His immense wrath. It boiled against Judah, because of all the wickedness Manasseh had committed against Him. The Voice

    We can’t change what others did before us, or will do after us. Nor can we stop God’s judgment and punishment for sins past. We can only live and do what we know is right, and set the example for others to follow.

    Joshua 22:5
    But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the Lord charged you, to love the Lord your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul. KJV

    Luke 10:27
    And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. KJV

  3. spirits, and the wizards, and the images, and the idols, and all the abominations that were spied in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put away, that he might perform the words of the law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the Lord.

    25 And like unto him was there no king before him, that turned to the Lord with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all the law of Moses; neither after him arose there any like him.

    With all my heart, soul and might Lord I want to serve You!

  4. 8 And he brought all the priests out of the cities of Judah, and defiled the high places where the priests had burned incense, from Geba to Beersheba, and brake down the high places of the gates that were in the entering in of the gate of Joshua the governor of the city, which were on a man’s left hand at the gate of the city.

    13 And the high places that were before Jerusalem, which were on the right hand of the mount of corruption, which Solomon the king of Israel had builded for Ashtoreth the abomination of the Zidonians, and for Chemosh the abomination of the Moabites, and for Milcom the abomination of the children of Ammon, did the king defile.

    14 And he brake in pieces the images, and cut down the groves, and filled their places with the bones of men.

    15 Moreover the altar that was at Bethel, and the high place which Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, had made, both that altar and the high place he brake down, and burned the high place, and stamped it small to powder, and burned the grove.

    Lev 26:1 Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the LORD your God.

    Again true repentance!!! At the realization that Godshould be our first love it is time to clean house. Judah have not had a true king that follow God with ALL his heart since David for all others allocated the tolerance to other idols. Some might have done that which was right in the eyes of the Lord but kept the high places.

    Matt 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

    We are responsible as parents to teach our children the TRUTH. Deut 6: 4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord:
    You 5 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
    6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
    7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
    Help us oh Lord to be true to your Heart, to destroy the high places, to follow you with all our heart, with all our soul, and with All our mind!! To teach our children Your Word and Truth and may your Grace and Mercy cover us daily. In Jesus Name Amen

  5. 13 And the high places that were before Jerusalem, which were on the right hand of the mount of corruption, which Solomon the king of Israel had builded for Ashtoreth the abomination of the Zidonians, and for Chemosh the abomination of the Moabites, and for Milcom the abomination of the children of Ammon, did the king defile.

    Just because a person is wise, doesn’t make them smart. Just as the wisest person ever messed up royally by building tributes to what God calls an abomination, we too royally mess up from time to time, and when we do, we must tear down the alters we build for these dead gods, and repent. We have an entire world looking at us for hope. What are we showing them?

  6. 17 Then he said, What title is that that I see? And the men of the city told him, It is the sepulchre of the man of God, which came from Judah, and proclaimed these things that thou hast done against the altar of Bethel.

    18 And he said, Let him alone; let no man move his bones. So they let his bones alone, with the bones of the prophet that came out of Samaria.

    As the phrase goes “don’t kick a dead horse”. Some things God wants you to leave alone or leave in the past. It’s easy to drag the past with us on our journey, but we got remember to keep walking forward and don’t look back. Our past is done and over, Jesus has washed our sins away when we repented to him. So let’s not drag the bones with us as we walk with Jesus.

  7. 3 And the king stood by a pillar, and made a covenant before the Lord, to walk after the Lord, and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes with all their heart and all their soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people stood to the covenant.

    The king made a covenant with the Lord and then he carried his covenant out by. Our actions do speak louder than our words. When we commit to doing something, it’s important that we follow through with that commitment. Saying we will do something, and then ignoring it are signs of a bad leader.

    The king took responsibility to destroy every idol and turn the heart of the people back to the Lord. He followed through.

    What in our lives do we need to follow through with? What commitments have we made?

    Lord I pray your spirit would operate in my life today and reveal anything I have committed to that I am not carrying out so that I may repent and do the things I have said I would do.

  8. 24 Moreover the workers with familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the images, and the idols, and all the abominations that were spied in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put away, that he might perform the words of the law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the Lord.

    25 And like unto him was there no king before him, that turned to the Lord with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all the law of Moses; neither after him arose there any like him.

    Joshiah put away everything that was against the lord. He served. The lord the all his heart and all his soul Joshiah gave god his all

  9. God wants leaders that are not afraid to stand for what is right. It nay offend some, but I would rather be right according to God’s word then to worry about offending someone. Doing what’s right is what will get us into heaven. We must hold up the holy standard in our lives if we want to bring about a change in this world.

  10. 21 And the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the passover unto the Lord your God, as it is written in the book of this covenant.

  11. 2 Kings 23:26-27 (KJV Strong’s)
    26 Notwithstanding the Lord turned not from the fierceness of his great wrath, wherewith his anger was kindled against Judah, because of all the provocations that Manasseh had provoked him withal. 27 And the Lord said, I will remove Judah also out of my sight, as I have removed Israel, and will cast off this city Jerusalem which I have chosen, and the house of which I said, My name shall be there.

    King Josiah was responsible for a last day revival and harvest. People turned to God in great numbers, the idols were destroyed, and the pagan priests were put to death. It seemed things would turn around for Judah.

    However it was too late. Manasseh had provoked God to the point that judgment was going to come sooner or later.

    I believe this is where we are in this country. We are living in the days that will culminate is worldwide revival and harvest. Yet this is only temporary because judgment is coming.

    Work while it is day for the night comes when no man can work.

  12. iLove to Grow in the Word
    2 Kings 23:15 NLT The king also tore down the altar at Bethel—the pagan shrine that Jeroboam son of Nebat had made when he caused Israel to sin. He burned down the shrine and ground it to dust, and he burned the Asherah pole.

    Josiah torn stuff up and didn’t care who it offended. He was not being politically correct because he chose to be right with God above everyone else. He even opened the graves of the dead and burned their bones upon the altar. Whew, this king was not playing around and guess what…God loved it. Thank You Lord for great examples in your Word that show those who refuse to compromise.

  13. The only way to set the kingdom in order is through the word of God. It’s such a shame that they had a copy of Gods word in the temple but the priests didn’t even know it! It had to be found and no doubt dusted off and read, then read to the King who then in turn obeyed it. Thankfully he had the mind to put the kingdom of God in order, rather than his own. His mis-step was to go out against the Pharoah without consulting the Lord God first.
    We must get out our word of God and get it into our hearts so that we do not sin against him!

  14. 3 And the king stood by a pillar, and made a covenant before the Lord, to walk after the Lord, and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes with all their heart and all their soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people stood to the covenant.
    Commitments matter, covenants matter, When we make covenant with the Lord and with the church we must strive to keep them. In doing so God will bless our faithful.

  15. Back and forth, in and out, up and down.

    What is going on in the minds of the people of Israel? How many times are the kings going to build, tear down and rebuild these monuments and houses dedicated to false gods? How easy it is to sit here and pass judgment. Do we sin, repent, pray for forgiveness – only to pick up the same old habits and sin again.

    Proverbs 26:11 As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.

    Let’s not be too hasty to pass judgment on people. If we look closely in the mirror we might find we need to be pointing a finger out ourselves.

  16. “And Jehoiakim gave the silver and the gold to Pharaoh; but he taxed the land to give the money according to the commandment of Pharaoh: he exacted the silver and the gold of the people of the land, of every one according to his taxation, to give it unto Pharaohnechoh.” The word of Jesus (God) recorded where it came from, and what it was used for. One should pay ones taxes; however one should also remember how they are used (spent), and whom also supports what was done, especially before one makes a selection. Dear God, open our eyes and ears to the truth. God Bless America, Israel, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  17. “Notwithstanding the Lord turned not from the fierceness of his great wrath, wherewith his anger was kindled against Judah, because of all the provocations that Manasseh had provoked him withal.” The Lord had established a point in which they had crossed, which his decision as we know today was carried out. Likewise the Lord has a point today in which his decision will also be final. God help us to see the consequences of our actions and lack thereof, in Jesus name.

  18. 25 And like unto him was there no king before him, that turned to the Lord with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all the law of Moses; neither after him arose there any like him.

    26 Notwithstanding the Lord turned not from the fierceness of his great wrath, wherewith his anger was kindled against Judah, because of all the provocations that Manasseh had provoked him withal.

  19. 15 Moreover the altar that was at Bethel, and the high place which Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, had made, both that altar and the high place he brake down, and burned the high place, and stamped it small to powder, and burned the grove

  20. 2 Kings 23:25, “And like unto him was there no king before him, that turned to the LORD with all his heart, with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all the law of Moses; neither after him arose there any like him.”

    King Josiah was “souled out” to God. He turned to the LORD with all his heart, with all his soul, and with all his might.

    This reminded me of a choir song:
    I am souled out, my mind is made up
    I am souled out, my mind is made up
    My heart is fixed, my mind’s made up
    No room, no vacancies, I’m all filled up
    His Spirit lives in me and that’s the reason I’m souled out.

    We Need To Be “SOULED OUT” To GOD !! With all our heart, with all our soul, and with all our might.

  21. 2 Kings 23:21 The king gave his orders to all the people celebrate the Passover to the Lord your God is it is written in this book of the Covenant. Neither in the days of the judges who let Israel nor in the days of the King Kings of Israel and the kings of Judah had any such Passover been observed. But in the 18 year of King Josiah this Passover was celebrated to the Lord in Jerusalem. Furthermore Josiah get rid of the mediums and spiritists the household gods the idols and all the other detestable things seen in Judah and Jerusalem. This he did to fulfill the requirements of the law written in the book that Hilkiah the priest had discovered in the temple of the Lord.

  22. It doesn’t matter if your friendstill or family don’t want to live for God you must have a made up mind that your going with Jesus all the way.

    All the way, I’m going all the way..
    All the way, I’m going all the way..
    All the way, I’m going all the way..
    I’m going all the with the Lord
    I made my decision, I’m going all the way
    I made my decision, I’m going all the way
    There no turning around, I’m going all the way
    I’m going all the way with the lord…
    I’m going all the way with the lord…

  23. When we point a finger at someone there is three pointing back at the one pointing. We need to cleanse and refill ourselves instead of worrying bout what others are doing, our testimony is our greatest soul winning and teaching tool.

  24. 17 Then he said, What title is that that I see? And the men of the city told him, It is the sepulchre of the man of God, which came from Judah, and proclaimed these things that thou hast done against the altar of Bethel.

    Josiah fulfilled the prophecy before he that he would clean up the land from the idols of pagan worship and burnt their bones upon the altar. The Lord is the only true God worthy of worship and Josiah proclaim to all that he would follow the Lord and hid commandments and statutes. We should be bold like him and clean out the things that we idolize I’m our lives and recommit ourselves if we have strayed away as Josiah does here.

  25. And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord , according to all that his fathers had done.
    2 Kings 23:37 KJV

    Josiah was a devoted man of God and as King vowed to follow God’s commands and statutes after he found and read the aloud for all to hear. He made a stand and a declaration as we should today. You would think that he would have impacted his own sons life to rule as he did but unfortunately his son decided to do evil according to all his fathers had done. This doesn’t mean Josiah was evil it means that their were Kings before him who ruled evil and he followed in the wrong direction. Just because our families may have a history of evil doesn’t mean we have to be like them it means we have more of a testimony for others to follow after Jesus!

  26. the king stood by a pillar, and made a covenant before the Lord, to walk after the Lord, and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes with all their heart and all their soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people stood to the covenant.

  27. 36 Jehoiakim was twenty and five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Zebudah, the daughter of Pedaiah of Rumah.

    37 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his fathers had done

    Its a matter of choice. One king folled after the ways of God and another did evil in his sight and sinned.

  28. 2 And the king went up into the house of the Lord, and all the men of Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem with him, and the priests, and the prophets, and all the people, both small and great: and he read in their ears all the words of the book of the covenant which was found in the house of the Lord.
    3 And the king stood by a pillar, and made a covenant before the Lord, to walk after the Lord, and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes with all their heart and all their soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people stood to the covenant

    Just as a kingdom, this is how a family should be run.

  29. “Moreover the workers with familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the images, and the idols, and all the abominations that were spied in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put away, that he might perform the words of the law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the Lord. And like unto him was there no king before him, that turned to the Lord with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all the law of Moses; neither after him arose there any like him.”
    ‭‭2 Kings‬ ‭23:24-25‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    This man was really after God. None before or after him were like him.

  30. This chapter speaks of a man of God that was tired of putting up with some things. Somethings you just have to lay waste to. Sometimes you just have to kill off everything in your way of serving the Lord. A big mess calls for a big change and that is what the man of God did in this chapter. It is not time for us to play with the world but to get it out of our homes.

  31. King Josiah was a good King, and how would you like for the bible to say you were good? But, there were a lot of power and structural struggles going on here in this scripture.

    “Be blesses”……….

  32. Talk about cleaning house and getting rid of everything that is not bringing glory to my God. Josiah set out to do just that as he made a solemn promise to the Lord to obey him at all times and to do everything the book commanded. We cannot not always control what happens in this world and to us in this life; but, as we learned in Sunday School yesterday, we can control our response/attitude to it.

  33. 2 And the king went up to the Temple of the Lord with all the people of Judah and Jerusalem, along with the priests and the prophets—all the people from the least to the greatest. There the king read to them the entire Book of the Covenant that had been found in the Lord’s Temple.
    3 The king took his place of authority beside the pillar and renewed the covenant in the Lord’s presence. He pledged to obey the Lord by keeping all his commands, laws, and decrees with all his heart and soul. In this way, he confirmed all the terms of the covenant that were written in the scroll, and all the people pledged themselves to the covenant. (NLT)

    This reminded me of what Dr. Hughes preached Sunday morning. Josiah truly lived by faith, or the conviction of what he knew. Once the scroll was found, he was immediately convicted and chose to live by his new understanding of Gods word. Don’t ignore conviction, but like Josiah truly live by faith!

  34. 25 And like unto him was there no king before him, that turned to the Lord with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all the law of Moses; neither after him arose there any like him.
    It is vital to teach our children how to live, how to clean house. If that is not taught by the parents, leaders in their lives, who will teach them?

  35. 36 Jehoiakim was twenty and five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Zebudah, the daughter of Pedaiah of Rumah.

    37 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his fathers had done.

    Josiah’s son turned out to be disobedient to the Lord just like his ancestors. God knows in advance who is faithful to his word.

  36. 2 Kings 23:25 And like unto him was there no king before him, that turned to the Lord with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all the law of Moses; neither after him arose there any like him.

    This is what our obituary should say about us.

    What would it take to get this reputation in the eyes of God. God continues to seek for this that will worship him in spirit and in truth.

    We are in that truth of God, in the oneness faith, tongue talking, apostolic, mountain moving faith, Jesus name church. We need to make Jesus our all, we can not move or operate completely with in his will and purpose for or life’s.

  37. 3 And the king stood by a pillar, and made a covenant before the Lord, to walk after the Lord, and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes with all their heart and all their soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people stood to the covenant.

  38. “3 And the king stood by a pillar, and made a covenant before the Lord, to walk after the Lord, and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes with all their heart and all their soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people stood to the covenant.”

    COMMIT

    It’s time to commit and submit to the covenant! In this chapter although Josiah was a king and could have WHATEVER he wanted … The most important need to him was to TAKE the initiative to commit to God’s commands and statutes to do HIS will! You see when one devotes their time and commits to God’s word and direction and guidance …. Then life begins to CHANGE according to his will. You start to think differently, act differently, you even start to learn to accept only what is clean and cast out what is unclean in the eyes of God! No longer living the same lifestyle and throwing away that which was the past and unclean for what is NEW and RIGHTEOUS! It’s TIME to commit to the covenant , of searching for God daily, praying daily, reading scripture daily, to follow his commands and direction in our lives! Then you will the see the change that God begins to make in YOUR life , using you to get RID of the unnecessary things that have been in your life for so long, to START living a LIFE of RIGHTEOUSNESS to fulfill HIS purpose in your very OWN LIFE!

  39. 2 And the king went up into the house of the Lord, and all the men of Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem with him, and the priests, and the prophets, and all the people, both small and great: and he read in their ears all the words of the book of the covenant which was found in the house of the Lord.

    3 And the king stood by a pillar, and made a covenant before the Lord, to walk after the Lord, and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes with all their heart and all their soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people stood to the covenant.

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