Josiah: Day 4

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DAY 4: The People Celebrate

How often do you truly celebrate something? Perhaps you celebrate a birthday, a Holiday, or another special event throughout the year, but do you really go all-out in your celebration? 

For many of us, we’ll celebrate on some levels, but not in a big way. Wedding anniversaries may be celebrated on a bigger level at 20, 25, or 50 years. Birthdays, too, may be celebrated on a larger level at certain ages. But many celebrations may be fun and enjoyable, but not an all-out wholehearted celebration. 

For the people of Judah, this was about to change. King Josiah commanded the people to celebrate Passover, an event for them to remember how God had saved his people hundreds of years prior in Egypt. And what a celebration it was! 2 Kings 23:22 reads, “There had not been a Passover celebration like that since the time when the judges ruled in Israel, nor throughout all the years of the kings of Israel and Judah.”

As you read today, consider this: What is something big God has done in your life that you, your family, and friends can celebrate in a big way over the next year? 

READING & JOURNALING:

     2 Kings 23:21-28

What is something big God has done in your life that you, your family, and friends can celebrate in a big way over the next year?

F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)

Read: Numbers 13 & 14

Journal: Write it out. Following the pattern from 7 Arrows Page (click here) what did you learn from today’s reading?

PRAYER:

Heavenly Father, when I think about something in my life that is worth celebrating, the simplest answer is You. You are worth celebrating for sending Jesus to live and know what it’s like to experience difficult trials and circumstances. You are worth celebrating for Jesus dying on the cross and bearing the burden of my sins. You are worth celebrating for creating me in Your image. You are worth celebrating for rescuing me. You are worth celebrating for so much more. May I celebrate You for the life transformation You’re working in my life each and every day. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen. 

 

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