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his 15:3).
God, as was the
 loyal
Abijam
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heart of his father David” (1 Kings 15:3-4,
NKJV).
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in the eyesKing
of the
LORD, as did his father David” (1 Kings 15:11,
NKJV).
 Abijam (1 Kings 15:3).
 Asa (1 Kings 15:11).
“Now
before him
was no king
like him,
David
as there
the Model
King
who turned to the LORD with all his heart,
with
all his soul,
with 15:3).
all his might,
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Kings
according to all the Law of Moses; nor after
 did
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him
like15:11).
him.” (2 Kings 23:25).
 Josiah (2 Kings 23:25).
Josiah: “There Was No King Like Him”
I. Prophecy Concerning Josiah.
A. During the reign of Jeroboam.
1. Idolatrous worship of calves at Dan &
Bethel.
2. Man of God comes to Jeroboam at
Bethel (I Kings 13:1-5).
B. God is never pleased when people try to
create their own religious practices (II
Timothy 4:3,4).
Josiah: “There Was No King Like Him”
II. Josiah’s Early Life.
A. Wicked kingdoms of Amon (father) &
Manasseh (grandfather) - II Kings 21
B. Death of Amon (II Chronicles 33:21-25).
C. Reigns at Eight years old (II Chron. 34:1-2).
1. Didn’t continue wickedness of his
fathers (II Chronicles 34:3).
2. Important to seek God (Acts 17:24-28).
Josiah: “There Was No King Like Him”
II. Josiah’s Early Life.
D. Josiah starts to seek God. Four years later
he began to purge Judah of idolatry (II
Chronicles 34:4).
1. He did this from a relatively naive
understanding of what it meant to “seek
the God of his father David.” (cf. Apollos
Acts 18:24-28).
Josiah: “There Was No King Like Him”
III. Josiah’s Golden Moment.
A. Six years later, in the 18th year of his reign,
an event took place which changed Josiah
forever.
1. Restoration of the temple (II Chronicles
34:8-10).
2. Hilkiah finds “the book of the Law of
the Lord [given] by Moses”1 (II
Chronicles 34:14,15).
Josiah: “There Was No King Like Him”
III. Josiah’s Golden Moment.
A. Six years later, in the 18th year of his reign,
an event took place which changed Josiah
forever.
3. Shaphan reads the book to the king (II
Kings 22:10).
4. What would you do? You realize your
people (i.e. family have done wrong?
(Matthew 10:37,38).
5. What Josiah does (II Kings 22:11-13).
Josiah: “There Was No King Like Him”
III. Josiah’s Golden Moment.
B. Huldah’s prophecy (II Kings 22:14-19).
C. Josiah’s response to God’s word.
1. Calls the people to pledge to follow
God’s word (II Kings 23:1-3). God’s mercy
calls us to teach others (Psalm 51:12-14).
2. Further to removes idolatry destroying
idols and booths for ritual homosexual
prostitution that were actually within the
temple (II Kings 23:4-7).
Josiah: “There Was No King Like Him”
III. Josiah’s Golden Moment.
B. Huldah’s prophecy (II Kings 22:14-19).
C. Josiah’s response to God’s word.
3. Burned the bones of dead idolatrous
priests and scattered their ashes over
former places of idolatry (II Chronicles
34:4,5). This defiled these places
preventing any future idolatry in them.
Josiah: “There Was No King Like Him”
III. Josiah’s Golden Moment.
B. Huldah’s prophecy (II Kings 22:14-19).
C. Josiah’s response to God’s word.
4. Valley of the Son of Hinnom. Josiah’s
grandfather Manasseh had sacrificed his
own children there, and practiced
witchcraft and sorcery there as well (II
Chronicles 33:6). Josiah “defiled” the
place of sacrifice to Molech there called
Topheth (II Kings 23:10).
Josiah: “There Was No King Like Him”
III. Josiah’s Golden Moment.
B. Huldah’s prophecy (II Kings 22:14-19).
C. Josiah’s response to God’s word.
5. Fulfillment of the prophesy concerning
him he destroyed the altar built by
Jeroboam, and burned the bones of its
priests over it (II Kings 23:15,16).
6. God’s word tears down falsehood (II
Corinthians 10:3-5). True worship Passover (II Kings 23:22).
Josiah: “There Was No King Like Him”
III. Josiah’s Golden Moment.
D. He died after being mortally wounded
opposing Pharoah Neco at Megiddo and was
lamented by all the people and the prophet
Jeremiah (II Chronicles 35:20-27).
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