Old Testament BIBLE CHARACTERS: Josiah

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Old Testament Bible Characters


The aim of this session is to: teach the children about Josiah, focussing on his re-discovery of God’s law and commitment to restoring the temple so people could worship in it again. It challenges the children to love God and obey His commands, just like King David did.


2 Kings 22-23, Deuteronomy 10:12-13, John 14:15-16, Exodus 20:1-17

At the age of eight Josiah inherited a corrupt kingdom that had turned away from the Lord. 

Taking over such a corrupt and evil kingdom like Josiah did would have been bewildering to anyone, but Josiah showed great wisdom, for he “began to seek the God of his father David” in the eighth year of his reign (2 Chronicles. 34:3). By his “twelfth year” Josiah had instructed that idols were to be destroyed in Judah, Jerusalem, and throughout the land. In the eighteenth year of his reign he raised money to repair the temple.

As we read God’s Word He shows us things that we are doing in our lives that don’t reflect who He is.  When we hear and obey God’s Word He cleanses us and enables us to stop doing the things that don’t please Him.   

What sinful habit is God showing you that you need to get rid of in your life?


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