In my quiet time this morning, I've been reading 2 Kings 22. The boy king Josiah ruled 31 years, and followed after God. When a book of scripture was found in the temple and read to Josiah, Josiah wept, tore his robes, asked for prayer for himself and Judah, and sought God's guidance.
To explain the tidbits I'm finding, I'll post the scripture passage and then point out the juicy stuff.
2 Kings 22:
And another thought--but not about Huldah--Josiah sought God. When he asked about the punishment to come upon his nation because of their sin, he was told that the punishment would still come . . . but it would be delayed until after he had passed. Personally, it is so difficult to comprehend how T-I-M-E works. Yes, I know God is always at work. But it seems strange that it takes generations for the cause and effects of history to take place. Studying history over time is like wrapping up all the events with a bow. But living in it, and through it, I have to wonder what big effects are headed our way in America. Our music, entertainment, culture, lifestyle, government, family structures, etc. are going to hell in a hand-basket. I wonder what roles I play--and I'm not talking about being a school teacher, here. What does "Having the Time of My Life" mean to me?
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