April 5 – Why Did Josiah Tear His Clothes?

Deuteronomy 28:1-68
Luke 11:14-36
Psalm 77:1-20
Proverbs 12:18

Deuteronomy 28:15 — If the incentives from verses 1-14 aren’t enough to motivate you, then pay attention!

Deuteronomy 28:36 — Fulfilled in Daniel 5:4.

Deuteronomy 28:52 — Fulfilled in Jeremiah 39:8.

Deuteronomy 28:53-55 — Prophesied in Jeremiah 19:9; Lamentations 2:20, 4:10; Ezekiel 5:10; and fulfilled in 2 Kings 6:28-29.

This is a poignant chapter for the King to copy when he makes his copy of the Law (Deuteronomy 17:18). No wonder Josiah tore his robes and recognized the anger of the Lord (2 Kings 22:11-13). No wonder the people wept in Nehemiah 8:9 when they read it!

The Queen of Sheba visits Solomon. Many scholars think she was from modern day Yemen.

Luke 11:31 — The Queen of Sheba traveled 1,400 miles to see Solomon, yet the people were there with Jesus and did not believe.

Luke 11:32 — Jonah was a pretty poor excuse for a prophet, yet it didn’t take great preaching to get Ninevah to repent.

Psalm 77:10-11 — We see more synonymous parallelism. Oftentimes, the key thought is in the center of the psalm. In these verses we see “remember” three times.

Proverbs 12:18 — This is the 5th of 19 times the tongue is mentioned in Proverbs.

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