Jeff Walchshauser

The birth of Jesus means...your life always has meaning and purpose. (2 Chronicles 34-35)


2 Chronicles 34-35

The birth of Jesus means…your life always has meaning and purpose.

#singular-focus. (34:1-7)

#submissive. (34:8-33)

#passionate. (35:1-19)

#imperfect. (35:20-27)

How does the story of Josiah’s life apply to the story of your life?

study questions:

For the Next Lesson: 2 Chronicles 34-35

1. Read verses 34:1-2. How is Josiah’s reign summarized? What does it mean to walk in the ways of David? What does it mean to “not turn aside to the right hand or to the left”? What things in your life can threaten to steer you off course? What helps keep you on course with God? Is there anything you need to avoid or pursue to better stay on course? How so?

2. Read verse 34:3. How old was Josiah when he began to seek God? How old was Josiah when he began to purge Israel of tools for worshiping other gods (see vs. 1)? Do you think it was difficult for Josiah to start the purge of false gods in Israel? How so? When did you first begin to seek after God? Take a few moments to remember back to that time and share your story with someone else. Have you ever taken a stand for God in difficult circumstances? Take a few moments to consider that time. What were the circumstances? What enabled you to take the stand? What were the results? How did you feel afterwards? Do you believe you would be willing to stand alone for God now? Why or why not?

3. Read verses 34:33 and 35:1, 7, 16-19, 24-27. What were the results of Josiah’s commitment to seek God and stand for Him? How did Josiah influence others? How did people respond when he died? What do you think people remembered and appreciated about Josiah? When you die, how do you want people to respond? What do you want people to remember about you? Are you living now how you want to remembered when you die? Why or why not? Is there anything about how you live your life that you would like to change? If so, what and how will you go about this?

4. So what. What about Josiah’s life encourages you most? What is one thing you can take away from this study that will help you to leave a godly legacy like Josiah?