welcome to today's encouragement from our daily bread Lisa's summer wrote today's reading and she titled it rediscovered
 in 1970 A Car Executive visiting Denmark learned that a 1939 Buick dual cowl Phaeton was owned by a local resident since the car never actually went into production it was a rare find a one-of-a-kind vehicle
 delighted with the discovery that executive bought the car and spent his time and money to have it restored
 currently this unique car is featured in a world-renowned collection of classic vehicles
 Hidden Treasures can take many forms and in the book of 2nd Chronicles we read about another discovery of a lost treasure 18 years into his reign as king of Israel Josiah began to repair the temple in Jerusalem during the process the priest hilkiah found the book of the law and the temple the book of the law the first five books of the Old Testament had likely been hidden away decades earlier to keep it safe from invading armies over time it had been simply forgotten
 when King Josiah was told about this discovery he realize the importance of the find Josiah called all the people of Israel together and read the entire book of the law so they could commit themselves to keep all that was written in it
 still important for our lives today we have the amazing blessing of access to all 66 books of the Bible a treasure of infinite worth
 today's our daily bread devotional scripture reading is from 2nd Chronicles chapter 34 versus 29 through 31
 then the king call together all the Elders of Judah and Jerusalem
 he went up to the Temple of the Lord with a people of Judah then habitants of Jerusalem the priest and the Levites all the people from the least to the greatest he read in their hearing all the words of the book of the Covenant which has been found in the temple of the Lord the king stood by his pillar and renewed The Covenant in the presence of the Lord to follow the lord and keep his commands statutes and decrees with all his heart and all his soul and to obey the words of the Covenant written in this book
let's pray
 heavenly father thank you for the gift of the scriptures and all the treasures that lie within help us to gain wisdom and understanding as we read and may Our Lives reflect you more and more as we apply what you are teaching us to our lives
 thank you Lord It's in Jesus name we pray amen
 thanks for listening today my name is Tony Collier and today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread Ministries