The Book of the Law

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

I’m not sure what had happened to the Book of the Law but Hilkiah found it. Where had it gone for so long that there would be rejoicing upon hearing of its whereabouts? Bible scholars debate about what the Book of the Law actually means. Most interpret it to be Deuteronomy or “the second law.” In any event, this was no small deal as Hilkiah even informed the king of this news. The Book of the Law was now in their hands.

I may be “preaching to the choir” with this devotional but have you found the Book of the Law lately? It’s easy to pop online and read a devotional and be done with it, but when have you picked up the Bible to read it, just to read it? No devotionals, no lessons, just to read it. Even for me, it’s a lot easier to browse through Scripture to see what I want to write about than it is to actually sit down and crack open the Bible. So, if there’s dust on it, blow it away and break open the Bible. You’ll be glad you did.

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