Wednesday, May 29, 2024

May 29, 2024

Manasseh, Hezekiah’s son, was twelve when he began to reign in Judah. He did everything opposite of Hezekiah and rebuilt all the high places, built altars to Baal, made a grove, and worshipped the host of heaven, who were likely demons. He also desecrated the temple by building altars to other gods where God’s altar should be. He allowed his sons to be burned on the altar of Baal. As a reminder, if you are not worshipping the one true God, then you are worshipping the devil and his minions. If you can’t say that Jesus is the son of God and that he is God, you are worshipping some other being. God will punish those who reject him. According to 2 Chronicles, Manasseh was bound and carried off to Babylon by the king of Assyria, where he was afflicted. There, he repented, and God sent him back to Jerusalem, where he tried to bring Judah back into worshipping God. He died and was buried in his backyard, and his son Amon began to reign. Amon was evil and put everything back in place that his dad, Manasseh, had torn down, but he only reigned for two years because his servants killed him. He was buried with his dad in his backyard. These two kings were so evil that they weren’t good enough to be buried with David. 

Use caution when emphasizing physical things more than God; worship Him in spirit and truth, and never let your pursuit of happiness outweigh your love for Him.

And Manasseh slept with his fathers, and was buried in the garden of his own house, in the garden of Uzza: and Amon his son reigned in his stead. 2 Kings 21:18

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