Standing Up in a World That’s Falling Down

2 Chronicles 34:1-33

Introduction: Does it seem like the World is FALLING DOWN more and more with its morals and values? How LOW can you GO? There’s a high cost for low living! Look back 20-30-40 years ago. Things have certainly changed, and not always for the better! But Jesus Christ has not changed, neither has the Bible (Heb 13:8; Psa 119:89).

So how can we as CHRISTian men and women, stay in God’s will and fulfill our calling and purpose in a world that’s pulling on us all the time. Examining the life of king Josiah reveals (2) important decisions that determine our destiny.

1.  He SOUGHT the Lord! (2 Chron 34:1-3)

“And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord….while he was yet young he began to seek after the God of David his father.”

   • With his HEART (v 31)

“And the king made a covenant before the Lord, to walk after the Lord, and to keep his commandments, and his testimonies, and his statutes, with all his heart, and with all his soul.”

   • With HUMILITY (vv 19, 27)

“When the king heard the words of the law, he rent his clothes…….Thus saith the Lord God of Israel….and thou didst humble thyself before God.”

2. He STOOD against Satan! (2 Chron 34:4-7)

“And they brake down the altars of Baalim…and the images, and the groves, and molten images….and cleansed Judah and Jerusalem.”

[Also see 2 Kings 23: 5, 20, 24]

“Moreover the workers with familiar spirits, and the wizards, and idols…did Josiah put away.”

     • Josiah took a STAND against the enemy

     • Jesus took a STAND against Satan

“For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil” (1 John 3:8). 

Conclusion: Do you agree…if you don’t STAND for something, you’ll FALL for anything? It may not be popular, or convenient, but if it brings God’s BLESSINGS it’s worth it! Character Counts!!

“And like unto him was there no king before him, that turned to the Lord with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might, according to the law of Moses; neither after him arose there any like him,” (2 Kings 23:25).

May our Lord keep us strong in these days by the Power of His Spirit to keep STANDING Up in a World that’s FALLING Down.

Love y’all, 
Dr. Randy Reese