Return to God’s Word
2 Kings 22:13: “Go to the Temple and speak to the LORD for me and for the people and for all Judah. Ask him about the words written in this scroll that has been found. The LORD’s anger is burning against us because our ancestors have not obeyed the words in this scroll.”
Can you imagine going to church and having no Bible? No matter where you look, no one has a copy. It has disappeared.
That’s what happened in the nation of Judah (the southern kingdom of Israel). God’s word was forgotten, perhaps for many years. The priests did their duties. The king listened to counsel. But God’s word was gone.
Imagine if you knew nothing about what God’s word says. No promises from God when you’re down. No hope from God when you’re hurting. No power from God when you need strength.
One day a priest found a copy of the Law, the word of God, in the temple. He reported to Josiah, king of Judah at that time, what he’d found. Josiah had the priest read the book to him. When he heard it, he was startled. Amazed. Shocked. His people had ignored God’s law for too many years. He would change that immediately.
Josiah began some great reforms that saved Judah from destruction. The power of God’s word worked. Many people were saved.
God’s word has power. Without it, we cannot survive. But with it, we will live forever.
Prayer: Lord, teach me to live off your word like food. Amen.
The writing in this blog is available as a book on Amazon.com under Mark Littleton, Through the Bible Devotions, at http://www.amazon.com/Through-Bible-Devotions-Genesis-Revelation/dp/0784714746/ref=sr_1_38?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1406490323&sr=1-38&keywords=mark+littleton