While clearing out the treasury of the house of the Lord by command of King Josiah, the (long lost?) Law of God was found! When it was read to him, king Josiah exclaimed:
“Go, inquire of the Lord for me, and for the people, and for all Judah, concerning the words of this book that has been found. For great is the wrath of the Lord that is kindled against us, because our fathers have not obeyed the words of this book, to do according to all that is written concerning us.”” (2 Kings 22:13 ESV)
Josiah had descended from several generations of idolatrous kings. He knew their evil deeds well. When he heard the law itself, he was deeply moved by it. He told the prophets to seek the Lord as to what disaster must be coming because his fathers had led the nation so far astray.
Centuries later, the writer to the Hebrews said this:
“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12 ESV)
Let us, each day, look less to the words of men and more to the Bible, the word of God, for our instruction in following Jesus, whose love drove Him to make the ultimate sacrifice and then rise to complete our redemption!
So then, for us today oh fellow disciples, meditating upon and reading the Bible, reminds us, as Lewis admonished, to keep our “aim at Heaven!”