II Kings 16:3 But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, yea, and made his son to pass through the fire, according to the abominations of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out from before the children of Israel.
This wicked king watched the wicked world around him. He was fascinated with their worship of false gods. He didn’t focus on the God of heaven. He didn’t learn how to better serve Him. Instead he learned the ways of the pagans.
His children suffered from his worship of false gods. He made his son to pass through the fire. You understand that what he did was offer his son up as a burnt offering to a false god. That is what pagan worship will call on you to do. It is self sacrifice, some effort that should cause you to realize how wicked that god is. The true God gave Himself as the sacrifice.
God never calls on us to do such a thing. He is our sacrifice.
Be careful not to be watching the world and learning their customs. Spend more time in the Word of God and learn what God would have you to do. Let God influence your life, your thinking, and the way you treat your children.