“Not stopping doing what is right”
Throughout the ages there have been times people loved to remember their dead with bringing offers to them. Many times several gods and ghosts were revered. More than once people had forgotten about the Most important Book for life.
When Josiah was eight years and became king, people also worshipped false gods and had forgotten about the Law of Moses. (2 Chronicles 34)
Josiah lived as his ancestor David had lived, and he did not stop doing what was right. He broke up the Asherah idols and the wooden and metal idols and beat them into powder. Then he sprinkled the powder on the graves of the people who had offered sacrifices to these gods. (2 Chronicles 34:1-2,4)
At that time of Josiah Hilkiah the priest found the Book of the Law of the Lord that had been given through Moses. Being aware that Jehovah God would have good reasons to bring His wrath over the land, Josiah tore his clothes and issued the order to inquire of Jehovah for him,
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 Jehovah that is poured out upon us, because our fathers have not kept the word of Jehovah, to do according unto all that is written in this book. (2 Chronicles 34:21 ASV).
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 found in Israel to serve, even to serve Jehovah their God. All his days they departed not from following Jehovah, the God of their fathers. (2 Chronicles 34:33 ASV).
By following Jehovah God His ordinances the king knew that he did not keep to the human celebrations or heathen festivals, but had to keep to the divine Creator His given holy days. Therefore, in his days, King Josiah restored the celebration of the remembrance of the escape from Egypt.
35:1: And Josiah kept a passover unto Jehovah in Jerusalem: and they killed the passover on the fourteenth day of the first month. (2 Chronicles 35:1 ASV)
We too should put away all those non-biblical festivals and should not partake at such days as Halloween, All Saints and All Souls. We should fellow Israelites, doing what the Lord commanded through Moses. (2 Chronicles 35:6).
In our life we should follow the sayings of Christ Jesus and like him should follow the Words of God and keep to His statutes, always following God’s Will, like Jesus put his Will aside to do God’s Will, and doing what is right in the eyes of God.
Lots of people think they will go to heaven after their death. We should know that, though the grace of salvation may be given to all people, we all have to run a race and have to find the right path to go to the narrow gate for entering the Kingdom of God, to find a restored kingdom here on earth. To enter that Kingdom of God we shall have to have filled our life with the will of doing good and by living according to the will of God and not as such according to the will and customs of the majority of this world.
Let us never stop doing what is right, living according to the Will of God, following the statutes of Him Who has given His Word in the assembled Scriptures, the Bible. In that Book of books we can find guidance and find the best way to arrange our life. It tells us not only how we should live but also what God’s Plan is for mankind and how He wants man to behave and what man’s mission is here on the earth.
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