Thursday, August 5, 2021

#REDChallenge | Week 31 | Day 217 | Thursday, August 5, 2021 | 2 Kings 22-23; 2 Chronicles 34-35

 #REDChallenge | Week 31 | Day 217 | Thursday, August 5, 2021 | 2 Kings 22-23; 2 Chronicles 34-35

2 Kings 22

2 Kings 23

2 Chronicles 34

2 Chronicles 35

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Day 211 | Friday, July 30, 2021 | Isaiah 54-58

Day 212 | Saturday, July 31, 2021 | Isaiah 59-63

Day 213 | Sunday, August 1, 2021 | Isaiah 64-66

Day 214 | Monday, August 2, 2021 | 2 Kings 20-21

Day 215 | Tuesday, August 3, 2021 | 2 Chronicles 32-33

Day 216 | Wednesday, August 4, 2021 | Nahum 1-3

Day 217 | Thursday, August 5, 2021 | 2 Kings 22-23; 2 Chronicles 34-35

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  1. 1‭-‬2 Josiah was eight years old when he became king. He ruled for thirty-one years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Jedidah daughter of Adaiah; she was from Bozkath. He lived the way God wanted. He kept straight on the path blazed by his ancestor David, not one step to either left or right.
    2 Kings 22:1‭-‬2 MSG

  2. 18‭-‬20 “And also tell the king of Judah, since he sent you to ask God for direction; tell him this, God’s comment on what he read in the book: ‘Because you took seriously the doom of judgment I spoke against this place and people, and because you responded in humble repentance, tearing your robe in dismay and weeping before me, I’m taking you seriously. God’s word: I’ll take care of you. You’ll have a quiet death and be buried in peace. You won’t be around to see the doom that I’m going to bring upon this place.’” The men took her message back to the king.
    2 Kings 22:18‭-‬20 MSG

  3. 10‭-‬11 Then Josiah demolished the Topheth, the iron furnace griddle set up in the Valley of Ben Hinnom for sacrificing children in the fire. No longer could anyone burn son or daughter to the god Molech. He hauled off the horse statues honoring the sun god that the kings of Judah had set up near the entrance to The Temple. They were in the courtyard next to the office of Nathan-Melech, the warden. He burned up the sun-chariots as so much rubbish.
    2 Kings 23:10‭-‬11 MSG

  4. 21 The king now commanded the people, “Celebrate the Passover to God, your God, exactly as directed in this Book of the Covenant.”
    2 Kings 23:21 MSG

  5. 25 There was no king to compare with Josiah—neither before nor after—a king who turned in total and repentant obedience to God, heart and mind and strength, following the instructions revealed to and written by Moses. The world would never again see a king like Josiah.
    2 Kings 23:25 MSG

  6. 21 Neco sent messengers to Josiah saying, “What do we have against each other, O King of Judah? I haven’t come to fight against you but against the country with whom I’m at war. God commanded me to hurry, so don’t get in my way; you’ll only interfere with God, who is on my side in this, and he’ll destroy you.” 22‭-‬23 But Josiah was spoiling for a fight and wouldn’t listen to a thing Neco said (in actuality it was God who said it). Though King Josiah disguised himself when they met on the plain of Megiddo, archers shot him anyway. The king said to his servants, “Get me out of here—I’m badly wounded.”
    2 Chronicles 35:21‭-‬23 MSG

  7. 8‭-‬13 One day in the eighteenth year of his kingship, with the cleanup of country and Temple complete, King Josiah sent Shaphan son of Azaliah, Maaseiah the mayor of the city, and Joah son of Joahaz the historian to renovate The Temple of God. First they turned over to Hilkiah the high priest all the money collected by the Levitical security guards from Manasseh and Ephraim and the rest of Israel, and from Judah and Benjamin and the citizens of Jerusalem. It was then put into the hands of the foremen managing the work on The Temple of God who then passed it on to the workers repairing God’s Temple—the carpenters, construction workers, and masons—so they could buy the lumber and dressed stone for rebuilding the foundations the kings of Judah had allowed to fall to pieces. The workmen were honest and diligent. Their foremen were Jahath and Obadiah, the Merarite Levites, and Zechariah and Meshullam from the Kohathites—these managed the project. The Levites—they were all skilled musicians—were in charge of the common laborers and supervised the workers as they went from job to job. The Levites also served as accountants, managers, and security guards.
    2 Chronicles 34:8‭-‬13 MSG