Cornerstone Baptist Church, 455 Hands Mill
Hwy, Rock Hill, SC 29732
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Pastor Ron Roddey
"Little King Josiah"
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Sunday Morning, May 29, 2022
2nd Chronicles Chapter 24
34:1 Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned
in Jerusalem one and thirty years.
34:2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, and
walked in the ways of David his father, and declined neither to the
right hand, nor to the left.
34:3 For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet young, he
began to seek after the God of David his father: and in the twelfth year
he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem from the high places, and the
groves, and the carved images, and the molten images.
34:4 And they brake down the altars of Baalim in his presence; and the
images, that were on high above them, he cut down; and the groves, and
the carved images, and the molten images, he brake in pieces, and made
dust of them, and strewed it upon the graves of them that had sacrificed
34:5 And he burnt the bones of the priests upon their altars, and
cleansed Judah and Jerusalem.
34:6 And so did he in the cities of Manasseh, and Ephraim, and Simeon,
even unto Naphtali, with their mattocks round about.
34:7 And when he had broken down the altars and the groves, and had
beaten the graven images into powder, and cut down all the idols
throughout all the land of Israel, he returned to Jerusalem.
34:8 Now in the eighteenth year of his reign, when he had purged the
land, and the house, he sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah, and Maaseiah
the governor of the city, and Joah the son of Joahaz the recorder, to
repair the house of the LORD his God.
34:9 And when they came to Hilkiah the high priest, they delivered the
money that was brought into the house of God, which the Levites that
kept the doors had gathered of the hand of Manasseh and Ephraim, and of
all the remnant of Israel, and of all Judah and Benjamin; and they
returned to Jerusalem.
34:10 And they put it in the hand of the workmen that had the oversight
of the house of the LORD, and they gave it to the workmen that wrought
in the house of the LORD, to repair and amend the house:
34:11 Even to the artificers and builders gave they it, to buy hewn
stone, and timber for couplings, and to floor the houses which the kings
of Judah had destroyed.
34:12 And the men did the work faithfully: and the overseers of them
were Jahath and Obadiah, the Levites, of the sons of Merari; and
Zechariah and Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohathites, to set it
forward; and other of the Levites, all that could skill of instruments
34:13 Also they were over the bearers of burdens, and were overseers of
all that wrought the work in any manner of service: and of the Levites
there were scribes, and officers, and porters.
34:14 And when they brought out the money that was brought into the
house of the LORD, Hilkiah the priest found a book of the law of the
LORD given by Moses.
34:15 And Hilkiah answered and said to Shaphan the scribe, I have found
the book of the law in the house of the LORD. And Hilkiah delivered the
book to Shaphan.
34:16 And Shaphan carried the book to the king, and brought the king
word back again, saying, All that was committed to thy servants, they do
34:17 And they have gathered together the money that was found in the
house of the LORD, and have delivered it into the hand of the overseers,
and to the hand of the workmen.
34:18 Then Shaphan the scribe told the king, saying, Hilkiah the priest
hath given me a book. And Shaphan read it before the king.
34:19 And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the law,
that he rent his clothes.
34:20 And the king commanded Hilkiah, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and
Abdon the son of Micah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah a servant of
the king's, saying,
34:21 Go, enquire of the LORD for me, and for them that are left in
Israel and in Judah, concerning the words of the book that is found: for
great is the wrath of the LORD that is poured out upon us, because our
fathers have not kept the word of the LORD, to do after all that is
written in this book.
34:22 And Hilkiah, and they that the king had appointed, went to Huldah
the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvath, the son of
Hasrah, keeper of the wardrobe; (now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the
college:) and they spake to her to that effect.
34:23 And she answered them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Tell ye
the man that sent you to me,
34:24 Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place,
and upon the inhabitants thereof, even all the curses that are written
in the book which they have read before the king of Judah:
34:25 Because they have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other
gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the works of their
hands; therefore my wrath shall be poured out upon this place, and shall
not be quenched.
34:26 And as for the king of Judah, who sent you to enquire of the LORD,
so shall ye say unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel concerning
the words which thou hast heard;
34:27 Because thine heart was tender, and thou didst humble thyself
before God, when thou heardest his words against this place, and against
the inhabitants thereof, and humbledst thyself before me, and didst rend
thy clothes, and weep before me; I have even heard thee also, saith the
34:28 Behold, I will gather thee to thy fathers, and thou shalt be
gathered to thy grave in peace, neither shall thine eyes see all the
evil that I will bring upon this place, and upon the inhabitants of the
same. So they brought the king word again.
34:29 Then the king sent and gathered together all the elders of Judah
34:30 And the king went up into the house of the LORD, and all the men
of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the priests, and the
Levites, and all the people, great and small: and he read in their ears
all the words of the book of the covenant that was found in the house of
34:31 And the king stood in his place, and made a covenant before the
LORD, to walk after the LORD, and to keep his commandments, and his
testimonies, and his statutes, with all his heart, and with all his
soul, to perform the words of the covenant which are written in this
34:32 And he caused all that were present in Jerusalem and Benjamin to
stand to it. And the inhabitants of Jerusalem did according to the
covenant of God, the God of their fathers.
34:33 And Josiah took away all the abominations out of all the countries
that pertained to the children of Israel, and made all that were present
in Israel to serve, even to serve the LORD their God. And all his days
they departed not from following the LORD, the God of their fathers.
Go ye therefore, and teach
all nations, baptizing them in
the name of the Father, and of
the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
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