HOW CAN OUR PEOPLE FIND THE WORD AGAIN?
Under the direction of King Josiah, the Levites were repairing the Temple when they found the Book of the Law. Hilkiah the priest was the one who found it. Apparently, it had been hidden in the Temple to avoid destruction by some of the wicked kings that ruled before. As a result, knowledge of the Word had been lost in the land. Josiah tore his clothes in repentance when he heard it read and revival swept the land. The revival had a lasting effect, so that all the days of King Josiah “they did not depart from following the Lord God of their fathers” (2 Chron. 34:33).
How could a nation like Israel, built on God’s Word, lose it? And having lost it, how could they forget it? How many generations does it take to lose and forget God’s Word? Simple. One generation. One generation that wasn’t taught God’s Word is all it takes for an entire nation to go off course. However, it only takes one to find it, hear it and repent for revival to break out in the land again.
Much of what we see going wrong in our nation today might be explained by the loss of God’s Word. Sure, every household has a copy of it, perhaps several, but that doesn’t mean they’ve heard it. That doesn’t mean they’ve been taught it to understand it. What would happen if the children of our nation found the Word of God again?
PRAYER: Dear Father, we ask You to strengthen us to put out Your Word in every way that we can. We want to see revival in our land. We know that revival begins with the hearing of Your Word. Lead us to speak Your Word boldly to this generation. In Jesus’ name, amen.