Moreover, Josiah put away the mediums and the necromancers and the household gods and the idols and all the abominations that were seen in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, that he might establish the words of the law that were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the LORD.2 Kings 23:24
As we near the end of Josiah’s story the historian of the Book of Kings tells us of one more step Josiah took in his efforts to point his life and the life of his people to follow the one true God.
In this passage, he is directly responding to God’s command –
“Do not turn to mediums or necromancers; do not seek them out, and so make yourselves unclean by them: I am the LORD your God.Leviticus 19:31
Mediums? Necromancers? Today, our “sophisticated” culture still embraces the ideas of fortune tellers or others who maintain they can communicate with the dead. There are those who are turning to pagan superstition and turning away from the truth of God’s word. Just the other day, I was involved in a conversation that turned to different superstitions. What do you think about such things?
Josiah knew God’s word and his desire was to walk in the way of God so he was determined to rid himself of anything that might be displeasing to God. What would happen if we did the same in every corner of our lives?