Megan (jehoshabeath) wrote,

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King Josiah

As I was markering up decorations for our apartment refrigerator, I noticed something. Well, I noticed it before, but upon searching, I am very surprised.

It has to do with the Jewish King Josiah who ruled around 640-609 BC.

In general, the period of the Kings was not so good. There weren't all that many good kings during those years, though there were some. Then you have crazy characters like Athaliah, daughter of Jezebel, to make history dramatic. It's a very colorful period and the books of Kings and Chronicles are sprinkled with many interesting stories. They would make an excellent miniseries^^ I wonder if anyone else has thought of this? I would love to read/write/watch some representation about this period and get all the timelines and relationships down in my head. I still have that French play waiting for me to read... Hey, dad, find me cool literary/art stuff about the period of Kings so we can have media days when I come home for break!! XD (I am lucky to have a Biblical information professional at my call :p)

Anyway, You know how Deuteronomy 6:5 commands to "love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might." Well, I happened to run back over a verse about King Josiah (I like King Josiah^^) and found this:

"Now before him there was no king like him, who turned to the LORD with all his heart, with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all the Law of Moses; nor after him did any arise like him." 2 Kings 23:25

This is quite a statement. I thought, "surely someone else must have gotten this kind of recognition." But when I did a keyword search for "heart" "soul" and "might" I only got these two verses. Intriguing.

King Josiah turned to God with the fullest sincerity after he heard the Book of the Law read after many years of it being lost. I hope that every time I pick up the Book of the Law, that I will have this kind of earnest and zealous reaction. I should never take the word of the LORD for granted! Just as I swore many years ago never to take life's daily blessings for granted.

It's good to have good examples :)

(And back to the Software Evaluation checklist tally I go...)
Tags: deuteronomy, ii kings

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