Pearcey Report

Pearcey Report

Monday, July 7, 2008

A Heart for God

During devotions this morning I was struck with the intensity of Josiah’s response to the finding and reading Book of the Covenant. Based upon his subsequently conduct, he was one "whose heart trembled at the word"

His clean up of the nation’s mess included the sin of Jeroboam son of Nebat, the grossness introduced during Solomon’s decline, and the baseness which his grandfather had fostered!

An interesting aspect being the discovery of the Book of the covenant occurs five years after Jeremiah’s call to ministry. On wonders what other impact Jeremiah’s ministry had on young Josiah?

For certain, at this point in his life, Josiah was a “doer” of the Word, and not a “hearer” only!

2 comments:

Eric said...

Kind of makes you wonder of oral traditions. They apparently had strayed quite a distance until the discovery of the book.

Ryan said...

What continues to strike me is that the 10 words are so difficult to honor. Each step man/woman, makes violates some of those 10 words. If not for the strength, and encouragement of a God fearing wife, and friends which can speak truth, my willful rationalization affects my own oral tradition. That's not to say that I can get back on the right course.

You bring an interesting point to which I will view my studies.

Eric - Thanks for the cerebral poke.