"The king [Josiah]… made a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD… with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might" (2 Kings 23:3,25). "Let the redeemed of the LORD say so" (Psalm 107:2 ). "The fear of man bringeth a snare… but every man's judgment cometh from the LORD" (Proverbs 29:25,26). "As we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the Gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts… Walk worthy of God" (1 Thessalonians 2:4,12).
Josiah's record will afford
An illustration for us all
Of walking worthy of the Lord
According to our Savior's call.
With all his heart, with all his soul,
And all his might Josiah turned.
His life, surrendered to the full,
Was like a torch that brightly burned.
Should not we likewise walk like him,
Since we have been redeemed by God?
Let not the flame for God grow dim
By hoping others will applaud.
Lord, walking worthy of our calling
Is only possible by grace,
So lift us when You see us falling,
And lead us as we seek Your face.