Bible Reading of the Day: 2 Kings 17-18
Quick study today.
One of the big things that have stuck out to me the most in the last few days’ readings was the constant succession of godlessness among the kings. Chapter 15 specifically read off a list of kings of Israel, very few of whom walked with the Lord throughout their reign.
That’s what I want to talk about today. I feel like there are far too many people struggling with a “…and he did evil in the sight of the Lord and did not turn away from the sins of his father…” tagged onto their names. A lot of people, and a lot of my friends, were raised in households where compromises of faith were made, and that’s just how it was.
Ezekiel 18:20 tells us that we will not be punished for the sins of our fathers. So why are so many people stuck in a family tradition of sinfulness?
I’m scared that a lot of people feel like their family name is already tarnished, but if we really believe 2 Chronicles when it tells us that we’re new creations in Christ, we have no excuse to perpetuate sinfulness just because our parents set a crappy example. It doesn’t matter if your great great great great grandfather started it. Let it stop with you.
Be the change. Be Hezekiah.
Let your kids say that their dad “did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, just as his father David had done.”