that which was right
2 Kings 22:2
22:2 that which was right. Josiah’s grandfather, Manasseh, was the most wicked of all Judah’s king, and his father Amon (who only reigned two years) was no better. However, Manasseh did experience a change of heart while a prisoner in Assyria in his old age (II Chronicles 33:11-19), and it is possible that he took a special interest in the spiritual instruction of his young grandson during those years. Perhaps it was the instruction of faithful priests. Somehow, little Josiah was led to the Lord as a child, and it impacted his entire life.