Insights: Going First
2 Chronicles 34: 22 – 33, NCV
God’s punishment for Judah’s disobedience was inevitable.
The Lord could no longer tolerate the people’s blatant sinfulness. But King Josiah didn’t despair. He didn’t look for someone to blame. He rolled up his sleeves and led the people back into faithful, godly living. As he took on the challenge of a lifetime, we don’t hear any “woe is me” from the king.
But before he made new rules for others to follow, he promised the Lord that he’d do these right things himself. Step-by step Josiah showed people how it’s done.
What a great idea! You and I set our families in the right direction by our own example of doing the right thing with the right people at the right time for the right reason. By going first.
Excerpt taken from Mom’s Bible: God’s Wisdom for Mothers
General Editor Bobbie Wolgemuth
Published by Thomas Nelson
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