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Remnant

Hello, God has given me something in 2 Chronicles 34:21 which says,

“Go and inquire of the LORD for me and for the remnant in Israel and Judah about what is written in this book that has been found. Great is the LORD’s anger that is poured out on us because those who have gone before us have not kept the word of the LORD; they have not acted in accordance with all that is written in this book.”

Josiah: Josiah was a good king, who followed the Lord. But then a book was found and brought to the king, and he read it, tore his robes, and wept, it was the book of the law, and Josiah’s fathers had not kept the law. So, he sent people to inquire of the Lord for him, and the remnant in Israel. When those people came back they told the king that God would demolish “this place” and that Josiah would die peacefully before that happened, because he tore his robes, and wept before God.

Us: We are horrid sinners. We are in the midst of destruction. We are stuck in our sin, not knowing what to do. We are not like Josiah, we aren’t going to die peacefully, we aren’t weeping about the law, we are in Satan’s kingdom tasting the sour aftertaste of the delicious apple he gave us. We are hopeless.

A savior: We have been saved, we have been given hope. Jesus has saved us out of our misery. He came down to earth, to be beaten, and mocked, and spit at, to save us. Jesus died for wretches, horrible, sinful, wretches. Jesus loved/loves so much (1 John 3:16), that He gave His own life for sinners (Romans 5:8). Thank You Jesus!

Application: How does 2 Chronicles 34:21 apply to our lives? Josiah wept, because he knew there would be punished for not obeying the law, so he asked the people to inquire of the Lord for his sake, and for the remnant of Israel. He wanted a remnant to remain in Israel. Jesus is like Josiah, He didn’t send people to inquire of God, He died as a perfect sacrifice. He gave His life, because we could not obey the law. Josiah had people inquire of the Lord, he couldn’t save the people, but Jesus took our punishment. Thank You Jesus!

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for loving me. Thank You for taking our punishment, Jesus. I pray that I would draw close to You, and love You more. Please strengthen me, and help me to know You more. Please help other believers all around the world, to draw close to You. Thank You for making me Your daughter. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Verse(s):

Still sinners, Romans 5:8,

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Love, 1 John 3:16,

“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.”

Beginning verse, 2 Chronicles 34:21,

“Go and inquire of the LORD for me and for the remnant in Israel and Judah about what is written in this book that has been found. Great is the LORD’s anger that is poured out on us because those who have gone before us have not kept the word of the LORD; they have not acted in accordance with all that is written in this book.”


Peace and love, Joy Cleveland

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