April 5 – Why did Josiah tear his clothes?

April 5
Deuteronomy 28:1-68
Luke 11:14-36
Psalm 77:1-20
Proverbs 12:18

Deuteronomy 28:15 – If the incentives from verses 1-14 aren’t enough to motivate you, then pay attention!

Deuteronomy 28:36 – Fulfilled in Daniel 5:4

Deuteronomy 28:52 – Fulfilled in Jeremiah 39:8

Deuteronomy 28:53-55 – Prophesied in Jeremiah 19:9, Lamentations 2:20, 4:10, Ezekiel 5:10, and fulfilled in 2 Kings 6:28-29

This is a poignant chapter for the King to copy when he makes his copy of the law (Deuteronomy 17:18). No wonder Josiah tore his robes and recognized the anger of the Lord (2 Kings 22:11-13). No wonder the people wept in Nehemiah 8:9 when they read it.

The Queen of Sheba visits Solomon. Many scholars think she was from modern day Yemen.

Luke 11:31 – The Queen of Sheba traveled 1,400 miles to see Solomon, yet the people were there with Jesus and did not believe.

Luke 11:32 – Jonah was a pretty poor excuse for a prophet. Yet it didn’t take great preaching to get Ninevah to repent.

Psalm 77:10-11 – We see more synonymous parallelism. Oftentimes the key thought is in the center of the Psalm – in these verses we see “Remember” three times.

Proverbs 12:18 – This is the 5th of 19 times the tongue is mentioned in Proverbs.

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