2020 Day 242 – 2 Kings 20-22 and Psalms 59

2020 Day 242 – 2 Kings 20-22 and Psalms 59

A lost copy of the law was found and read to King Josiah.  From the king’s reaction they must not have been following the commands of the law.  “When the king heard the words of the Book of the Law, he tore his clothes. And the king commanded Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Achbor the son of Micaiah, and Shaphan the secretary, and Asaiah the king’s servant, saying, ‘Go, inquire of the LORD for me, and for the people, and for all Judah, concerning the words of this book that has been found. For great is the wrath of the LORD that is kindled against us, because our fathers have not obeyed the words of this book, to do according to all that is written concerning us.’” (2 Kings 22:11-13)  It is hard to follow something that you do not know about.  The Sadducees had the same problem when questioning Jesus about the resurrection.  “Jesus said to them, ‘Is this not the reason you are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God?'” (Mark 12:24)  God has preserved His word to be our guide to living.  “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17)  The people of Berea were an example to us of how to know what God’s word says.  “Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.” (Acts 17:11)

Today’s reading: 2 Kings 20-22 and Psalms 59

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