Wednesday, May 16, 2007

How Can the Next Generation Miss It

I just finished reading 2 Kings in my quest through the Bible this morning. Did you know that all of the kings of Israel did evil in the Eyes of the Lord? More than half of the kings of Judah did evil in the Eyes of the Lord.

It is interesting that while Hezekiah was one of the better, good kings, his son was the most evil of all the kings of Judah. Even worse in 2 Kings 23:25 we learn that Josiah was the best king. It says "neither before nor after Josiah was there a king like him who turned to the Lord as he did - with all his heart and all his soul and all his strength." So what kind of king do you think the son of the best king was? You probably guessed that he was a 'schmuck'. He reversed everything his father had done and he did evil in the eyes of the Lord.

So why is it so easy for the children of Godly parents to go bad? I think that the easy answer is culture.

So how do we change that? There are many answers.
Parents - do we shelter them from culture?
Parents - do we just become more Godly?
Church - do we have better children's programs?
Church - do we invest in our teenagers and college students early and often?

What are your thoughts?

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