If you remember back on February 15, 2012 I wrote ablog “Lost at the Mall.” I told you of getting lost in the Mall; mytruck was not far from where I was but I had gotten myself separated from whereI had parked it. As I was reading in 2 Kings I read something that reminded meof that day; except what had become lost should have never been lost to startwith. There was a young boy named Josiah at the age of 8 he became king.
2 Kings22:1 Josiah [was] eight years old whenhe began to reign, and he reigned thirty and one years in Jerusalem.
Then we read that when Josiah was 26 years oldsomething happened.
2 Kings 22:3 And it came to pass in the eighteenth year of king Josiah,[that] the king sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah, the son of Meshullam, thescribe, to the house of the LORD, saying,
2 Kings 22:4 Go up to Hilkiah the high priest, that he may sum the silverwhich is brought into the house of the LORD, which the keepers of the door havegathered of the people:
The high priest was told to go to the house of theLord to count the money that the people had brought but something was foundthat was far more important than money.
2 Kings 22:8 And Hilkiah the high priest said unto Shaphan the scribe, Ihave found the book of the law in the house of the LORD. And Hilkiah gave thebook to Shaphan, and he read it.
The book of the law found in the house of the Lord howcould the book of the law be lost in the house of the Lord? The reason I had gottenlost at the mall was I wasn’t paying attention to where I was. As I read aboutthe book of the law being found I wondered if that could be true in the day youand I live in. Is the house of the Lord of our day concerned more about thebudget than the book? Concerned more with prestige than people? Have we becomeblind to the Bible? Has it been lost right where we come to worship as in theday of Josiah? What was true in Josiah’s day is true in ours “For God soloved the world that He gave.”
Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and tosave that which was lost.
We must be concerned about our Heavenly Father’sbusiness.
Luke 2:49 And he said unto them, How is it that yesought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?
The question becomes personal have we lost God’s Wordin our daily lives? Do we read it, study it, do we search for the treasuresthat lay within our reach or have we become so busy that we just don’t take thetime. Don’t let the Bible become lost in your life it will give what moneycan’t buy; love, joy ,peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, meekness andself control. Count your blessings and stay close to the Onethat gave His life for you; Jesus Christ! You’ll find Him in the Bible.