Following his parent’s example

I Kings 22:52 And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the way of his father, and in the way of his mother, and in the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin: 53 For he served Baal, and worshipped him, and provoked to anger the LORD God of Israel, according to all that his father had done.

It is amazing how much we as parents influence our children. Here Ahaziah is going to turn out to be a wicked man. He is going to serve Baal. He is going to worship this false god, Satan. He is going to provoke God to anger. Why, because he is going to follow the example set by his parents.

Our children will not always follow our example. We can’t feel guilty if they rebel when we did try to give them a good example. We can work, however, to give them the right example and pray to God that they will follow it.

Let’s honor Jesus in our family. Let’s serve God and let our children see a genuine love for God in us!

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