When Josiah was confronted by God's law he saw only one choice for himself: to fall on his knees in repentance. He realized the sins of the leaders before him, and he began a systematic elimination of everything in Judah that related to the worship of any god other than Yahweh. He cleaned house, and he restored Judah to the place where it should have been when he inherited it as the king. When we humbly approach God's law, are we capable of doing anything different than Josiah? When God's law confronts me, I have no choice but to turn back to Him because I realize I've embraced the very things that draw me from Him. Sometimes it's good to do a little spring cleaning in the spiritual sense – to hold yourself up to the plumb line of righteousness and see if any actions need to be taken.
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Seth is a pastor, author, and speaker who lives in Batesville, Indiana. He is married to Kari, and they have two daughters, Madelyn and Noelle.