Today’s passage is 1 Kings 13:1-10. Let’s go!
1 Kings 13:2 (NIV)
2 He cried out against the altar by the word of the LORD: “O altar, altar! This is what the LORD says: ‘A son named Josiah will be born to the house of David. On you he will sacrifice the priests of the high places who now make offerings here, and human bones will be burned on you.'”
On verses 1-10: King Jeroboam is now deeply entrenched in idolatry. An unnamed prophet from Judah appears before Jeroboam while Jeroboam is offering an idolatrous sacrifice. This unnamed prophet predicts that one day a young man named Josiah will be born to the house of David and “will sacrifice the priests who now make offerings here” (v2); in other words, the prophet predicts that this young man Josiah would put an end to idolatry in Israel. Approximately 290 years after this prophecy is made, a young man Josiah is indeed born to the house of David, becomes king of Judah, and puts an end to idolatry in his land (See 2 kings 23).