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SDA Bible Commentary, vol. 3 (EGW), Page 1133

Chapter 34

18, 19. See EGW on 2 Kings 22:10, 11, Vol. 2, p. 1038.

21 (2 Kings 22:13). Word of the Lord Still Binding—[2 Kings 22:13 quoted.] Josiah did not say, “I knew nothing about this book. These are ancient precepts, and times have changed.” He appointed men to investigate the matter, and these men went to Huldah, the prophetess. [2 Kings 22:15-20 quoted.]

In Josiah's day the Word of the Lord was as binding, and should have been as strictly enforced, as at the time it was spoken. And today it is as binding as it was then (The General Conference Bulletin, April 1, 1903).

22 (2 Kings 22:14). Huldah Visited by Most Honored of the Kingdom—Josiah sent as messengers to the prophetess, the highest and most honored of the people. He sent the first men of his kingdom,—men who occupied high positions of trust in the nation. Thus he conferred honor upon the oracles of God (The General Conference Bulletin, April 1, 1903).

29-31. See EGW on 2 Kings 23:1-3, Vol. 2, p. 1038.

30. See EGW on 2 Kings 23:2, Vol. 2, p. 1039.

26-33. See EGW on 2 Kings 23:29, 30, Vol. 2, p. 1039.

Chapter 35

20-24. See EGW on 2 Kings 23:29, 30, Vol. 2, p. 1039.

Chapter 36

11-13. See EGW on 2 Kings 24:17-20, Vol. 2, p. 1040.

14-21. Jews Exemplified Termination of God's Forbearance—The Jewish nation is before us as an example of the termination of God's long forbearance. In the destruction of Jerusalem the destruction of the world is typified. The lips of Him who ever pronounced blessings upon the penitent, and spoke encouragement to the poor and suffering, and brought gladness to the humble, pronounced a curse upon those to whom He had presented light, who would not appreciate or accept light. Those who thought to evade the clear, distinct Word of God, and cherish man-made traditions, He declared would be found guilty of all the blood of the prophets which had been slain from the foundation of the world.

Again and again God had arrested the Jews in their wicked course by severe chastisement, but they provoked Him by their wicked works, casting away the law of the Lord of Hosts, and finally refusing to reverence His only begotten Son. Each century of transgression treasured up wrath against the day of wrath. Jesus bade the stubborn and impenitent nation to fill up the measure of their iniquity. Their wicked works were not forgotten nor overlooked. When the time of retributive judgment was fully due, the mandate was sent forth from the sacred place of the Most High for the vindication of God's honor and the magnifying of His law (Manuscript 69, 1896).

19. See EGW on 2 Kings 25:9, Vol. 2, p. 1040.

20. See EGW on 2 Kings 24:10-16, Vol. 2, p. 1040.

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Ezra

Chapter 3

10-12. Some Praised and Others Mourned—[Ezra 3:10, 11 quoted.] This praise and thanksgiving, we have no need to say, was entirely appropriate. The house upon which their eyes rested was of sufficient consequence for the Lord to send His word again and again to encourage the builders. The Lord gives His servants words to speak; and this gratitude all should have ... expressed when they saw that the foundation of the house ... was laid.

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