The king’s ambassadors sought Josiah out. They warned him to leave the battlefield. Their leader, Necho, sent word to Josiah that the battle wasn’t his and that it was dangerous for him to be in the midst of it. Josiah was told to leave for his own safety.

Instead of heeding to the advice Josiah quickly disguised himself, choosing to neglect God’s warning, and stayed in the heat of the battle. Josiah’s deception cost him his life.

Deceit never yields good results. It always results in pain and sorrow. So walk in truth. It may not be the easiest road at the time, but to have a pure walk with Jesus is worth it.

II Chronicles 35:20-24