Read II Chronicles 34 -- 36
Josiah's reign; Book of the Law found; fall of
One of the highest honors ever attributed to a king was given to Josiah, when it was recorded: He did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the ways of David his father, and declined (turned aside) neither to the right hand, nor to the left (II Chronicles 34:2). Years later it is recorded that he read in their ears all the words of the Book of the Covenant that was found in the House of the LORD (34:30).
But the last four kings of
Nebuchadnezzar's soldiers eventually broke through the north wall and mercilessly butchered both young and old. Then they burned the House of God, and broke down the wall of
Because of His great love for
Through the messengers of God who were rejected by His people (II Chronicles 36:15-16; compare Isaiah 53:3; Mark 9:12). Jesus came to His own, and His own received Him not (John 1:11; see also Matthew 21:42; Mark 8:31,12:10; Luke 9:22,17:25,20:17).
35:13 sod = boiled; 36:3 put him down = deposed him; condemned = taxed; demanded tribute; 36:10 brother = uncle; 36:15 rising up betimes = early every morning, again and again.
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Memory Verse for the Week: II Timothy 4:4