King Josiah’s story is one that should give everyone incredible hope. At only 8 years of age, Josiah takes over as King of Israel. But his predecessors weren’t exactly the best examples to teach him how to properly lead God’s chosen people. In fact, they might have been the worst possible examples.
But king Josiah didn’t allow his family history dictate his decisions. He leaves the past in the past and pursues God with everything he has. In fact, 2 Kings 23:25 says “Now before him there was no king like him, who turned to the Lord with all his heart, with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all the Law of Moses; nor after him did any arise like him.”