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PriestIn 2 Kings 23.24 we read of King Josiah's blessing and cleansing of the nation. "Josiah got rid of the mediums and spiritists, the household gods, the idols and all the other detestable things seen in Judah and Jerusalem. This he did to fulfill the requirements of the law written in the book that Hilkiah the priest had discovered in the Temple of the Lord." 1 Chronicles 13.14 pointed out that, "The Ark of the Covenant remained with the family of Obed-Edom in his house for three months, and the Lord gave a blessing to everything he did."

Job Blessed

Ark of the LordSatan in Job 1.10 accused God of protecting his servant Job from hardships saying, "have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds were spread throughout the land." Later Job complained in Job 16.7, "Surely, O God, you have worn me out, you have devastated my entire household."

First Fruits

Palm Tree between HousesIn Ezekiel 44.30, the prophet was told how a blessing would rest on his household, "the best of all the first fruits and of all your special gifts will belong to the priests. You are to give them the first portion of your ground meal so that a blessing may rest on your household."

Jesus Blessed

BlessingWe might also consider how Jesus' presence blessed the faithful household as the Lord did with King Josiah's blessing and how in the Old Covenant, the sins of penitent people were cleansed by God. Will God give you and your household an Obed-Edom type of special blessing?

"Josiah's Blessing"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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