Hungry Men for Renewal # 10

2 Chronicles 34
(1) Josiah was eight years old when he became king, and he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem.
{2} And he did right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the ways of his father David and did not turn aside to the right or to the left. {3} For in the eighth year of his reign while he was still a youth, he began to seek the God of his father David; and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem of the high places, the Asherim, the carved images, and the molten images. {4} And they tore down the altars of the Baals in his presence, and the incense altars that were high above them he chopped down; also the Asherim, the carved images, and the molten images he broke in pieces and ground to powder and scattered it on the graves of those who had sacrificed to them.

1. How old was Josiah when he began to seek the Lord? ____________________________________

2. How old was Josiah when he purged Judah and Jerusalem? _______________________________

{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 an official of the city, and Joah the son of Joahaz the recorder, to repair the house of the LORD his God.

3 How old was Josiah when he repaired the house of the Lord? ______________________________

{14} When they were bringing out the money which had been brought into the house of the LORD, Hilkiah the priest found the book of the law of the LORD given by Moses. {15} And Hilkiah responded and said to Shaphan the scribe, "I have found the book of the law in the house of the LORD." And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan.

4. When they repaired the house of the Lord what did they find? ______________________________

{18} Moreover, Shaphan the scribe told the king saying, "Hilkiah the priest gave me a book." And Shaphan read from it in the presence of the king.

5. When they found the book of the law what did they do with it? _____________________________

    What does that say to us? ________________________________________________________

{19} And it came about when the king heard the words of the law that he tore his clothes.

6. When the king heard the reading of the book of the law; what did he do? ________________


2 Chronicles 35:1, 18-19 (NASB) Then Josiah celebrated the Passover to the LORD in Jerusalem, and they slaughtered the Passover animals on the fourteenth day of the first month. . {18} And there had not been celebrated a Passover like it in Israel since the days of Samuel the prophet; nor had any of the kings of Israel celebrated such a Passover as Josiah did with the priests, the Levites, all Judah and Israel who were present, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem. {19} In the eighteenth year of Josiah's reign this Passover was celebrated.

7. This renewal was ultimately caused by what?

        a. The people wanted something new and different.     b. The desire for change.
        c. The King's commands.     d. The finding, reading, and obeying of the word of God.

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