22/5/2016 LESSON 12
JOSIAH: A CATALYST OF REVIVAL
Quarter’s Theme: PORTRAITS OF JEWISH KINGS
Unit 3 – Portraits Of The Kings Of Divided Kingdom (Lessons 5-12)
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 212, 362
Devotional Reading: JER. 1:1-10
Topic For Adults
TRAIN YOUR CHILDREN
Topic For Youths
NOW THAT YOU ARE YOUNG
Topic For Intermediates
NOT A QUESTION OF AGE
2 KGS. 22:1-10, 13-20; PS. 85:4-7
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Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter, fear God and keep His commandments for this is the whole duty of man (Eccl. 12:13) KJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Longing For God
Ecclesiastes 12:13-14King James Version (KJV)
13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
There is a void or vacuum in every man’s life that only God can fill. Education, status, wealth, family background, fame or human achievements cannot fill the space. Only God can. In your existence, He has reserved that space for Himself. Until you allow Him into your life, the void remains. The Preacher declares that the whole duty of man is to fear God and to keep His commandments. When you do exactly that, you bring pleasure to God’s heart. God created all things, including you, to bring pleasure to His heart. This is the message conveyed in Rev. 4:10-11. Josiah longed for God; he took steps to effect repairs in God’s temple; he had the word found in the temple read to him; he responded with regret and remorse. He led Judah back to God. He consulted a prophetess of God to know the direction to go and he was accordingly instructed. What could be better than God’s presence filling one’s life? Nothing, surely. Seek God, long for Him, embrace His word and do His biddings and you will be happy.
Point of Emphasis: Seek God while He may be found, call upon Him now that He is near.
Prayer Point: Lord, come into my life and home and occupy Your place there.