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“Don’t try to solve a problem that Christ has already solved.”

Don’t try to solve a problem that Christ has already solved.

Written By Benjamin Dankaka

After the kingdom of Israel was divided, the people did more evil than the nations that God had destroyed for their sake. The people worshiped idols, created evil altars and even desecrated God’s temple. But it was obvious that the kings of Israel and Judah didn’t have a clear sense of direction. They only did what they felt was the right thing to do. But as things got from bad to worse, Josiah emerged as king of Judah. Unlike his predecessors, he sought God and introduced some reforms aimed at purifying his country. Under his leadership, the people destroyed the evil altars and began to repair God’s temple. While the repairs were on, Hilkiah, the priest found the Book of the Law. Prior to that time, the Book had been missing.

When the contents of the Book were read to the young king, he tore his clothes in fear as he discovered they had not been acting in accordance with all that is written in the Book. It became clear that one of the reasons why the leaders of Judah had been misleading the people was because they didn’t know what was written in the Book. This story captures the importance of information. Possibly, if the people had been aware of the information contained in the Book of Law they wouldn’t have gone astray to that extent. Today, there are many Christians in the same situation. Because they do not study the word of God, they have gone astray, following the ways of the world. There are Christians who are trying to solve problems that Christ has already solved. Perhaps, what you currently need in your life is to start reading the Bible. I hope we will all discover the truth as Josiah did.

Prayer: Lord, reveal the truth to me. Amen.

REFERENCES/FURTHER STUDY: Proverbs 15:14; 2Chronicles 34:14-15

Unless otherwise stated all scripture quotations are from the Holy Bible, New International Version.

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