Back in the days before Josiah the king of Judah, it seems that they were living without the book of God’s law, but one of the kings men found it, and read it to Josiah. He was a good king, and when he heard the words, he tore is clothes, because he knew they hadn’t been following it. He sent his men to Huldah a prophetess, to inquire of the Lord, and it was bad news. God intended to pour out his wrath upon the people because of their disobedience, but told Josiah that he wouldn’t have to witness the disaster that awaits them, and that he would die in peace, because he repented. I can’t help but notice how this resembles the lawlessness we are now seeing.
“because your heart was penitent, and you humbled yourself before the LORD,... and you have torn your clothes and wept before me, I also have heard you, declares the LORD. Therefore, behold, I will gather you to your fathers, and you shall be gathered to your grave in peace, and your eyes shall not see all the disaster that I will bring upon this place.’” And they brought back word to the king.” 2 Kings 22:19-20
Huldah’s words to Josiah, are good words for us today. If you haven’t yet repented for not following God’s law, turned from sin, and accepted Jesus, today might be a good day to do that. The world can’t continue in disobedience, and expect to avoid God’s wrath. It is up to us to humble ourselves before the Almighty, and ask him to have mercy on us.