Daily Devotional for July 3
Hilkiah the high priest said to Shaphan the court secretary, “I have found the Book of the Law in the Lord’s Temple!” Then Hilkiah gave the scroll to Shaphan, and he read it.
—2 Kings 22:8
The Word of God is the one factor in your life that will determine your level of blessing. David wrote that the person whose delight is in the law of the Lord would find that whatever he does prospers (Psalm 1:2-3). Josiah’s life turned completely around the moment the high priest said he had located the Book of the Law in the temple of the Lord. Reading the Word sparked a righteous indignation in Josiah’s spirit, and he cleansed both Judah and Israel of their false gods with a determination unsurpassed in biblical history. Your heart may be predisposed to serving God, but hearing the Word in your heart will light the fire of conviction. If you devote your life to reading and meditating on the Word, you will remain continually opposed to sin. You will also be disposed to God and to fulfilling the destiny He has for you. In this second half of the year, devote yourself fully to the Word of God. Read and devour it as would a hungry person, and put whatever you read into practice. When you do, the Lord promises that you will be blessed!
2 Kings 22:3-23:30