Another Favorite!

This week we’re discussing another of my favorite people from the Old Testament, King Josiah. 

There are four chapters committed to Josiah, 2 Kings 22 & 23 and 2 Chronicles 34 & 35.  I cannot recommend enough that you read these four chapters this week and do a deep dive into everything that Josiah did as king.

It pains me to only spend one Sunday preaching about Josiah and covering a very small portion of the text when I want so badly to preach a couple of months on this wonderful example of what a child of God looks like.

What encourages me so much about Josiah is that what he did, the things that he accomplished in his life, are well within our grasp to do the same.  What did he do that was so impressive?  He heard the Word of God and he responded to it.

Someone might say, “That doesn’t sound too difficult.”  To that person I would say, “Then why don’t more people do the same?”  I’m not talking about people OUTSIDE of the church building; I’m talking about people that come week-in, week-out, hear the Word and do nothing in response to its teaching.

I’m not saying that you and I do nothing.  That’s not true.  We do a great deal.  But what messages have you heard, felt convicted, yet took no action?  There’s been messages like that for all of us.  I preach the messages and don’t live them out as I should.

It’s far easier to know what’s right than to do what’s right.  It’s far easier to take advantage of grace and have areas in our lives that repentance hasn’t touched.  It’s easier to teach others what is right than it is to live righteous lives.

Josiah didn’t slay a giant.  He didn’t call down fire from heaven.  He didn’t perform any miracles of any kind.  But he did make a commitment to follow the Lord with all of his heart and then he did his best to live that out.  And he did it in a time when virtually nobody else was doing the same. 

Because of his commitment, these words are recorded of him in 2 Kings 23:25-

Before him there was no king like him who turned to the Lord with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his might, according to all the law of Moses; nor did any like him arise after him.

Let us continue to turn to the Lord more and more while we still have opportunity.

Much love!

Wes LeFlore (918) 607-8489 or