Josiah lived frugally. He never used the Lord’s name in vain. In point of fact, he just never used the Lord’s name at all. Josiah believed that anything worth making was worth making yourself. He had little faith in that which couldn’t be understood through being taken apart and put back together. He flossed. He believed that true happiness was found between lines and chapters, and at the bottom of a reasonably priced glass of red wine.
Josiah needed the simple life. It spoke to his need for an orderly life.
That tends to happen, when you’ve lived a shade over two thousand years.
Josiah thought his brother deserved the hype he got. And while Jesus was Mary’s first born, he was by no means the Lord’s only child. He was the latest in a long line of failures- and the only to give up his birthright to ensure it for all others. Eternal life.