“Then Hilkiah the high priest said to Shaphan the scribe, ‘I have found the book of the law in the house of the Lord’” (2 Kings 22:8).
For 75 years the people of God have been without their bible; the Torah; the book of law. It is a reminder to every generation of believers of the responsibility that is ours in keeping the sacred text before the generations coming after us. No less miraculous than the Divine inspiration of the scripture itself is its Providential transmission to the succeeding generations. That the book of the law could be lost in the house of the Lord is a frightening indictment. The “Lost and Found” box of church offices everywhere is no place for God’s word.