2 Kings 22:10-13 (NIV)
10 Then Shaphan the secretary informed the king, "Hilkiah the priest has given
me a book." And Shaphan read from it in the presence of the king. 11 When the
king heard the words of the Book of the Law, he tore his robes. 12 He gave
these orders to Hilkiah the priest, Ahikam son of Shaphan, Acbor son of
Micaiah, Shaphan the secretary and Asaiah the king's attendant: 13 "Go and
inquire of the LORD for me and for the people and for all Judah about what is
written in this book that has been found. Great is the LORD's anger that burns
against us because our fathers have not obeyed the words of this book; they
have not acted in accordance with all that is written there concerning us."

During the rule of King Josiah he had ordered the rebuilding of the temple
because he was a good king like David, unlike the previous kings who worshipped
idols. The appointed priest found the Book of the Law hidden away in the temple
and sent it to the king. When Joshiah heard the words he torn his robes in
anguish knowing the people had been disobedient to God.

One has to wonder how a temple that once was magnificent and glorious to behold
lost treasured words, laws, commandments of God. The problem was they were
never lost, but instead set aside because the people did not want to obey them
any longer. They had hidden them away in hopes God would not notice their
actions. They thought they could remove God from their lives and face no
penalty, yet they had lived in corruption for years. King Manasseh who lived
prior to Josiah built pagan temples, bowed to other gods, scarified his son in
the fire, consulted with psychics and mediums, and left a trail of innocent
peoples blood from one end of Jerusalem to the other. And today in our lives if
we are not careful we will allow God's word to once again be hidden away. Look
at the efforts to take Merry Christmas out of the Christmas holiday. There are
debates as to whether the National Christmas tree should be put up because it
represents a religion. The Pledge of Allegiance is under attack. Prayer has
been removed from schools. Slowly we are being attacked by the enemy. Pray God
would raise up leaders to defend God's work. Pray you would be bold in your
witness and your stand for God's kingdom. Don't let His word slip away from
your life.