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Visible but Vacant?

Hilkiah the high priest said to Shaphan the secretary,
“I have found the Book of the Law in the temple of the LORD.”
2 Kings 22:8

One of the many advantages of living in an old home is the opportunity to be on a life-long scavenger hunt. You never know what you’ll find in the creepy attic or just underneath the soil outside our door. It’s an adventure and one I often enjoy.

Unfortunately, the same could not be said about King Josiah, one of very few godly Kings in the Southern Kingdom. While refurbishing of the Temple was underway, the high priest uncovered the one thing they needed the most: the Book of the Law.

Wait a minute. Exactly where was the Word lost? We read it right. The Temple. Church. God’s house.

Surely that couldn’t happen today in the Church. We keep the Word visible and in every pew, right? Sadly, I know, and perhaps you do as well, that keeping the Bible visible in our homes – or God’s – does not preclude spiritual vacancy within our hearts.

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