Thoughts in the Valleys; Lessons from Valleys of the Old Testament

Thoughts in the Valleys; Lessons from Valleys of the Old Testament

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...guilty of rashness and presumption? He had no command to fight, nor did he ask about it. The results were his defeat and death. He was cut off before he was forty years old. Necho sent ambassadors to Josiah, saying, "What have I to do with thee, thou king of Judah? I come not against thee this day, but against the house wherewith I have war; for God commanded me to make haste: forbear thee from meddling with God, who is with me, that He destroy thee not." (v. 21.) These words are remarkable, and seem to be a straightforward, honest message. Necho received a divine commission, and appeals to Josiah on public grounds. He had no quarrel THE VALLEY OF MEGIDDO. 105 with Josiah, but only with the king of Assyria, and therefore it was not right for Josiah to interfere with him; on religious grounds, because God commanded him to do this, and God was with him; on personal grounds, "forbear thee from meddling with God.'.. that He destroy thee not." "Nevertheless Josiah would not turn his face from him, but disguised himself, that he might fight with him, and hearkened not unto the words of Necho from the mouth of God, and came to fight in the valley of Megiddo. And the archers shot at king Josiah; and the king said to his servants, Have me away; for I am sore wounded... and he died." (vv. 22-24.) "Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame." (Prov. xxv. 8.) See the prayer of Nehemiah before, answering the king (Neh. ii. 4); and Abraham's servant before acting. (Gen. xxiv. 12.) There are two dangers against which we must guard--that of going before the Lord, which we seem to have here, and that of hanging back when the Lord has said, ...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236631558