Josiah was 8 years old when he became king, and he ruled for thirty-one years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Jedidah; she was Adaiah’s daughter and was from Bozkath. He did what was right in the Lord’s eyes, and walked in the ways of his ancestor David—
not deviating from it even a bit to the right or left.
2 Kings 22:1-2
A young lad of eight years of age begins to rule from Jerusalem; his name Josiah. He was so different from all the other kings, for he was faithful to the Lord all the days of his life. He turned the attention of the people to rebuilding the Temple which the people had abandoned, for they were busy worshiping false gods up in the mountains.
Then something amazing happens in verse 8: The first five books of the Bible, the Torah, are found at last! Imagine: the sacred revelations of God and God’s plan for the human family, lost for many generations.
While our modern world has not lost God’s Word, for their are Bibles all over the place, still countless numbers of people ignore these sacred words and find other words to live by. We might call these “gods” that distract from knowledge and love of the one true God. Your daily reading of God’s Word is one way of saying that by God’s grace this is not going to happen to you!
Here is a sample of a seven-syllable breath-prayer
from today’s reading:
Walking in the ways of God v. 2
For more information about this creative way to pray, see Bible Breaths.
This is the eleventh of thirteen Weeks in the season of Kingdomtide,
Autumn in the north. Year B.
Tuesdays are dedicated to Hebrew History and “The Writings.”
These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook. You will have the entire program of well over a thousand Firestarters with you on your phone or tablet. More information…