2 Chronicles 34:27 The Tender Heart

2 Chronicles 34:27 (KJV)
Because thine heart was tender, and thou didst humble thyself before God, when thou heardest his words against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, and humbledst thyself before me, and didst rend thy clothes, and weep before me; I have even heard thee also, saith the LORD.

What a powerful thought, “Because thine heart was tender…”

This tenderness translates twice in the verse as humility. Josiah humbled himself. Mind you, he was already a good king, godly even. He had begun to seek the Lord at age sixteen and had not relented. He had led others to do the same. He was all in for God. Because of it, God has blessed him. (Interesting enough, one of God’s blessings on Josiah would be to gather him to his fathers before God’s judgment. God did that through his death in combat.)

But he never came to the place where he thought he had attained. He continued to seek the Lord. When the Word of God was found and read to him, he humbled himself the more. 

May God help us to be constantly ready to humble ourselves at the Word of God.

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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