Wednesday 27th June, 2012
St Cyril of Alexandria. 2 Kings 22:8-13; 23:1-3. Teach me the way of your decrees, O Lord—Ps 118(119):33-37, 40. Matthew 7:15-20.
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Teach me the way of your decrees, O Lord.
The Temple was in bad shape when Josiah began his reformation. The priests had lost the word of God and had permitted idolatrous things to accumulate there. When God’s truth is neglected, it is easy for the false to move in and take over.
Perhaps our lives and our churches could use a good ‘housecleaning’ occasionally. Josiah’s work was the fulfilment of the prophecy that had been made years before. As he obeyed the word of God, he removed what was evil and practised what was good.
The observance of the Passover reminded the people that they belonged to the Lord and needed to put evil out of their lives. Let us reflect on this today and may God help us to live for him and to practise our faith, bringing others to him.