|Chart of the Kings||King Josiah - Biography||God's Judgment Regarding King Josiah|
As a child, Josiah took a casual interest in the LORD, an interest that grew into love and increased all his life long.
In the beginning, Josiah knew only a little about God. But he was faithful to what he did know. Then, when the Bible was rediscovered, he came to know in detail what God was like. That was when his faithfulness shined. He was fully obedient to everything he learned about God, and energetically went about ridding the land of sin and teaching wholesome and prosperous ways to his people.
2 Kings 22:1-2 Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned thirty and one years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Jedidah, the daughter of Adaiah of Boscath. And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in all the way of David his father, and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left.