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!