I would imagine that most leaders long to be “Josiah’s” …Great reformers. Willing to make whatever change is necessary for the good of the people. A person that is as true as the needle to the pole.
Some try and fail miserably.
Some are to scared to really deal with the conflict thus organizations, churches, schools, stay static…maybe even static in great sin.
What was it that made Josiah so strong.
His personality? His giftedness? His confidence?
It seems the answer is in 2 Kings 23:26,
“Before him there was no king like him, who turned to the Lord with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his might, according to all the Law of Moses, nor did any like him arise after him.”
What made Josiah a great reformer?
- His change was complete, “ALL his heart…ALL his soul…ALL his might” there was nothing have baked about the reformation of his own life!
- His change was based on the the Word of God…ALL the Word of God. Josiah as he understood it lived up to every aspect of God’s Word. There was no picking and choosing.
The greatest reformers:
- Martin Luther
- John Wesley
- William Miller
Became great reformers in the order of Josiah as they gave their ALL due to ALL they learned in the Word of God.
I cannot reform anyone or anything without being first reformed myself, not by self-help or self-will, but by God’s Word.
Tomorrow’s Reading: Psalms 90-92