God’s Renewing Word of Wisdom
2 Chronicles 34:29-33: After hearing the prophet Huldah’s message, King Josiah gathers the leaders of Judah and Jerusalem, and he reads aloud the book of the covenant which had been found in the Temple.
Josiah Makes a Covenant to Obey the Lord
29 King Josiah summoned all the leaders of Judah and Jerusalem, 30 and together they went to the Temple, accompanied by the priests and the Levites and all the rest of the people, rich and poor alike. Before them all the king read aloud the whole book of the covenant, which had been found in the Temple. 31 He stood by the royal columnand made a covenant with the Lord to obey him, to keep his laws and commands with all his heart and soul, and to put into practice the demands attached to the covenant, as written in the book. 32 He made the people of Benjamin and everyone else present in Jerusalem promise to keep the covenant. And so the people of Jerusalem obeyed the requirements of the covenant they had made with the God of their ancestors. 33 King Josiah destroyed all the disgusting idols that were in the territory belonging to the people of Israel, and as long as he lived, he required the people to serve the Lord, the God of their ancestors.
Today’s Key Verse: 2 Chronicles 34:31a
[Josiah] stood by the royal column and made a covenant with the LORD to obey him, to keep his laws and commands with all his heart and soul.
What was the covenant that Josiah made with the LORD (verse 31)? What did he ask the people to promise to do (verse 32)? What promises have you made to God?
Lord God, help me to keep your laws and commands and to obey your teachings with all my heart and soul. In your holy name, I pray. Amen.
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