Everyone Must Be In Compliance With God’s Laws
Passage: 2 Kings 23
All people are required to obey God’s laws. Humans find this simple commandment challenging; therefore, they rationalize and look for every opportunity to evade it. Meanwhile, everyone knows that God would never ask us to do whatever is impossible. He won’t ask us to do what we are not capable of doing. God who asks us to comply with his commandment of obedience also knows we can do it. His grace is ever available for us to always meet his expectations.
God has endowed his grace on humans to have the capability of accomplishing whatever we have set out hearts to do. That is, we can meet the standard of God if we choose to do so. Some people have chosen to meet God’s expectations, and they had God’s blessings to reap for their efforts.
Let’s delve into the Bible and learn from someone who chose to disrupt the routine disobedient acts of his time. He was defiant to the sinful practices of his time and complied with God’s laws.
King Josiah in the Bible is our case study. He was a small boy and chose to do what any adult of his time wouldn’t attempt. He shunned idol worship and other disobedient activities.
Josiah was just eight years old when he became the king of Judah. He succeeded some evil kings who care less about the laws of God. Josiah stood his ground to make his people faithfully serve God and obey his commandments.
Josiah ensured the desire to faithfully serve God was a matter of national priority. In his efforts to achieve this goal, he ordered the priests to educate the citizens on God’s laws.
Josiah’s efforts paid off as he was able to successfully win the heart of his people for God. The Bible described his exploits,
“The king sent them to gather all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem to him. The king went up to the house of the Lord with all the men of Judah, and with him all the inhabitants of Jerusalem—the priests and the prophets and all the people, both small and great. And he read in their hearing all the words of the Book of the Covenant, which had been found in the house of the Lord. The king stood by a pillar and made a covenant