Josiah was a good king, yet in his reign both Judah and Israel continued to backslide Jeremiah 3:6. Jeremiah used this sad fact as the example for his second message Jeremiah 3:21. Note that Jeremiah himself is confessing Judah’s sin but the people are not.
|God Will Take But A Few|
Judah, Isra-el went the same way.
They back-slid even under King J.
God will take but a few
who in time He’ll renew,
though they’re tainted by sin to this day.
King Josiah, Jeremiah 3:6