Josiah tore down the houses of the male cult prostitutes that were in the Lord’s temple. 2 Kings 23:7
Josiah broke down the sacred pillars, cut down the Asherah poles, then filled their places with human bones. 2 Kings 23:14
Then they celebrated the Passover. No such passover had ever been kept from the time of the judges who judged Israel. 2 Kings 23:22
Josiah removed the mediums, the spirits, household idols, images, and all the detestable things. 2 Kings 23:24
In spite of all that, the Lord did not turn from the fury of his great burning anger. 2 Kings 23:26
Lord, you are just. Your are merciful. You are worthy of honor and reverence. Forgive us for our wandering ways. Forgive us for breaking your laws, disobeying your commands, and for preferring the ways of the world to your will. Today, please remove the detestable things from my heart. Help me to draw near to you and worship only you.
God has bigger issues at stake than the particular things you are asking of him right now. Oswald Chambers
The prophetess Huldah lived in Jerusalem, in the Second District. 2 Kings 22:15
“Tell the king of Judah, this is what the Lord says, ‘I will gather you to your fathers and you will be buried in peace. Your eyes will not see all the disaster I am going to bring on this place.” 2 Kings 22:20
Lord, today I leave for Tampa. But this verse speaks to me because a category 4 hurricane is approaching my home. My eyes will not see all the disaster you are going to bring on this place, but I pray you will keep my family, friends, and those in the path of this storm … safe.
If we do not steadily minister in everyday opportunities, we will do nothing when the crisis comes. Oswald Chambers
We have to go the “second mile” with God (see Matthew 5:41). Yet some of us become worn out in the first ten steps. Oswald Chambers
Notice the kind of people that God brings around you, and you will be humiliated once you realize that this is actually His way of revealing to you the kind of person you have been to Him. Oswald Chambers
A Warning to All Nations
“I will forsake the remnant of my inheritance. They have done evil from the day their forefathers came out of …” 2nd Kings 21″14-15
The king did evil in the eyes of the Lord. He followed the detestable practices of the nations. The king led the people astray. 2nd Kings 21:2 & 9
“If only you will be careful to do everything I commanded and keep the WHOLE LAW.” ~ God 2nd Kings 21:8
Lord, we have rebelled against you. I have rebelled against you. I have done evil in your eyes. I have led others astray. Forgive me, Father. Remove my sin and heal my soul.
Crises always reveals a person’s true character. Oswald Chambers
God’s training ground, where the missionary weapons are found, is the hidden, personal, worshipping life of a saint. Oswald Chambers.