Then the king called together all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem. 2 He went up to the temple of the Lord with the people of Judah, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the priests and the prophets—all the people from the least to the greatest. He read in their hearing all the words of the Book of the Covenant, which had been found in the temple of the Lord. -2 Kings 23:1-2
After Scripture had changed Josiah’s life, he chose to share it with others. It was only natural that his changed life would desire to transform the lives of those he led.
In his case, he served as king and could command all the people to assemble for the public reading of the Word. It appears that Josiah himself read the words, revealing how personal this issue was for him.
This scene causing me to think of several questions related to how I treat Scripture: Am I transformed by God’s Word? Do I share it with others? Is sharing God’s truthpersonalfor me? Am I willing to take God’s message to every person I can, regardless of the reaction of those who hear?It all begins by connecting with Scripture myself. My entire journey of handwriting the Bible is based on my desire to know God more intimately and to live according to his plans for my life. But writing it is not the end of journey but only one part of knowing and communicating God’s revelation to a world of people who need to hear his voice.
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Dillon Burroughs is the author and coauthor of numerous books and is handwriting a copy of all 31,173 verses of the Bible at HolyWritProject.com. Find out more about Dillon at Facebook.com/readdB or readdB.com.