Read 2 Kings 22
Focus on verses 11-12
King Josiah walked in the way of his grandfather Hezekiah. He, like Hezekiah had the temple cleaned up and repaired. As they were cleaning up they found the book of the Law, which the priest read to Josiah. When he heard the words contained in the book, he tore his clothes and wept in repentance before the Lord on behalf of the nation. He instructed the priests to inquire of the Lord as to what should be done. The Lord responded through Huldah the prophetess informing the king that disaster is on its way because of Israel’s wayward behavior, however, the Lord also informs Josiah that because of his contrite response to the book of the Law, the impending disaster will be postponed for the duration of Josiah’s lifetime.
If history truly repeats itself, as it seems to have done in times past, and if there is any similarity between the ancient nation of Israel and the current nation of America, perhaps there is yet hope for our nation.
It certainly seems apparent that America has departed from the Judeo Christian morals upon which it was founded. The idolatry and shameless distain for anything truly Christian seems to be becoming ever more trendy among the elite power brokers of the nation leading their mindless followers with them into ever more open degradation. The voices of those calling the nation back to God are drowned out or bullied into silence by the angry shouts of those who claim to be offended by such intolerance.
On the other hand, there are occasionally also some glimmers of light when a Christian themed movie unexpectedly breaks all expectations as people flock to see it. Or when overwhelming public support is shown to a Christian business owner who speaks out in defense of biblical family values. Perhaps there is yet a “Josiah” who will step up to lead the nation back to God for one or two more generations before the Lord allows us to face the consequences of our rejection of Him. Either way, I believe there will ultimately be a remnant of those who are faithful whom the Lord will use to continue to build His church until the moment when the final trumpet sounds and the Lord returns for the big finale. At that point the most important question each of us will need to answer is going to be “What did I do with Jesus when I had the chance?”