Destroy idolatry

2 Kings Bible Background

05.19.2017 Old Testament: 2Ki 23.11–14

To read the Bible in a year, read Second Kings 23–25 on May 19, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

Josiah sought to restore the true worship of the Lord God in Judah and in Israel, but that also included destroying all the idols that the people had set up in the land, otherwise, the people would have been tempted to go back to the idols,

Then he removed the horses that the kings of Judah had dedicated to the sun, at the entrance to the house of the Lord, by the chamber of Nathan-melech, the officer who was in the court; and he burned the chariots of the sun with fire. The altars that were on the roof, the upper chamber of Ahaz, which the kings of Judah had made, and the altars which Manasseh had made in the two courts of the house of the Lord, the king broke down and pulverized there, and threw their dust into the Brook Kidron. Then the king defiled the high places that were east of Jerusalem, which were on the south of the Mount of Corruption, which Solomon king of Israel had built for Ashtoreth the abomination of the Sidonians, for Chemosh the abomination of the Moabites, and for Milcom the abomination of the people of Ammon. And he broke in pieces the sacred pillars and cut down the wooden images, and filled their places with the bones of men” (2 Kings 23.11–14). 

Is there anything hindering you from 100% dedication to the Lord Jesus Christ? If so, what do you think you should do about it?

Questions:

  • Have you erected anything between you and the Lord Jesus?
  • Who is Jesus? And what is the thing you have put between Him and you?

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