This part of 2 Kings is always so exciting to me. The moment some insignificant, supposedly holy man, goes snooping around the house of the Lord and stumbles upon God’s written words. Opening it, he can’t put it down. Pumped with his discovery, he shares it with another, who in turn runs to read it to the king. The king weeps over these long lost words—so cut to the heart he tears his clothes, spreads the Lord’s covenant throughout the kingdom, and every useless god goes up in ashes.
I’ve always hoped and prayed for America’s government when reading it, but this morning I see a clearer message. God’s people need to return to God’s word. For too long we’ve been listening solely to spiritual men and women and forgotten the Author of the covenant.
By all means study, listen, get into a Bible focused church, but never, ever stop opening the Bible just you and the Lord. For only the Spirit who spoke it can make it alive inside us.
“The Bible is not the light of the world, it is the light of the Church. But the world does not read the Bible, the world reads Christians! ‘You are the light of the world.'” –Charles Spurgeon