Josiah’s Passover celebration showed wonderful ability to get everyone to work together and great organizational talent. It is the capstone of the revival that he led. Unfortunately, he was stubborn about going to war with Pharaoh Neco, which cost him both his own life and his son’s life.
Yesterday’s short chapter recorded proverbial advice to young and old, and that theme continues in today’s reading.
In yesterday’s reading Jesus roundly defeated the Sadducees, telling them that they did not know the Scriptures or the power of God. He answered the question about the most important Law, and he asked the question no one could answer.
GNT Translation notes:
Ecc. 12:8 Useless, useless, [says I,//said] the Philosopher. It is all useless.
9 But because [I,] the Philosopher [have been//was] wise, [I//he] kept on teaching the people what [I know//he knew]. [I//He] studied proverbs and honestly tested their truth.
10 [I have//The Philosopher] tried to find comforting words, but the words [I have written are at least//he wrote were] honest.
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