God is unlike the entirety of His creation, especially with regard to sinful man. There had been building in the heart of God a resentment towards the people of Israel, because of their increasing rebellion and their rejection of His ways. His wrath was kindled because of all the innocent blood shed in Jerusalem. It would be the response of a tender hearted king who was intent on serving God that God's wrath would be averted for a time. His wrath would be transformed for a time into mercy. He would honor the honest, and sincere humility of Josiah for He is merciful.
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