Huldah: Obedience Without Question
Quite frankly, if any of you reading this have done a deep-dive into Huldah before, then I am thoroughly impressed.
Here is a woman who played an important part in the execution of God’s plan, and yet.. how many times do we use her as an example of faith?
You can read her story in 2 Kings 22 and 2 Chronicles 34, but basically, the King of Judah and the high priest come to her and ask her if the words on the scroll are true. She reads them, sharing God’s message with them, spurring them to action, and the rest is history.
We could spend the rest of this blog talking about what she actually said, but instead, I want to talk about what she did.
These incredibly powerful and influential men came to her and asked her a question, and she didn’t stutter, didn’t shut down. Instead, she answered them and delivered to them what God wanted her to.
Essentially, she did her job.
And she did it with no questions asked.
There’s a really good lesson here, because I don’t think that I can tell you about a time in my own life — whether that be academically, professionally, spiritually — where I was given a job and did it without question. I am always questioning things, trying to make it my own, trying to own it and make it better (at least in my opinion).
There’s value to this, sure.
But here’s the truth of it: There are so many times when God calls us to be His followers, to feed His sheep, to serve the least of His people. And He calls us to this without question, He calls us to do it and do it now.
I’m assuming that none of us have kings and high priests banging on our doors asking us questions, but sometimes situations in our lives present themselves like that — all of a sudden there’s something we must do.
And do we do it?
Or do we sit there (like myself) and try to make a plan and make it better and insert myself into it?
Or do we simply grab hold of our faith, and do the calling that God has laid before us?
Image credit: "Two Figures (The Priest Helqia and the Prophetess Huldah)" by Andrea Mantegna c. 1495
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