In 2 Kings 22 Josiah, King of Judah is introduced.  He was one the few godly Kings in Judah.  He wanted to repair the Temple, so he sent his right hand man to get the money collect by the priests for the work of the LORD.  While the high was getting the money he discovered the book of the Law.  Chaplain took the book to Josiah and read it to him.  Josiah tore his clothes as a sign of repentance before the LORD. The book of the Law showed Josiah how evil and wicked the people of Judah had been.  The LORD assured Josiah that HE would still bring about Judgment on Judah, but Josiah would be gathered to his grave in peace.  The reason the LORD said this to Josiah is found in verse 19, “because you heart was tender and you humbled yourself before the LORD when you heard what I spoke…”  Having a tender heart and humbling oneself is essential to responding rightly to the Word of God.  Lord, may I always have a tender heart and humble myself before Your Word, so that You will be glorified in and through me.

– Bryan McKenzie

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