Nahum, 2 Chronicles 34, Matthew 4:1-11
Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’” Matthew 4:10
Josiah was an amazing king. He brought the people back to God. He was faithful—and that was before one of his workers found the Bible. Once he read the Bible he called all the people together to recommit themselves to being faithful to God. And yet Josiah was a sinner like the rest of us. He could not be the Savior of God’s people, but Jesus is another story. He never fell for Satan’s temptations. God spared Josiah, but Jesus was not. Jesus sacrificed his life to save (eternally) Josiah and you and me. Jesus suffered what he did not deserve so we might enjoy what we could never earn. Praise God!