“And when [Manasseh] was in distress, he entreated the Lord his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers. When he prayed to Him, He was moved by his entreaty and heard his supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem to his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the Lord was God.” 2 Chronicles 33:13
Most of us realize that there is such thing as right and wrong. Protecting a baby is the right thing to do. Needlessly hurting someone is the wrong thing to do. Unfortunately, knowing right and wrong doesn’t necessarily mean that people know what sin is. Biblical literacy is not what it once was in the United States of America. Because of this, people are sinning against God and are not aware of what is in store for them.
Manasseh was King of Judah. He was the most evil king that ever ruled in the land of Canaan. Not only did he sin, but he led his people to do more sin than other pagan nations. Because of this, God allowed a pagan nation to conquer him.
One might expect the story to end there. But, it doesn’t! When Manasseh was conquered by a foreign nation, he cried out to God and God responded favorably to Manasseh.
God forgave Manasseh and restored Him to his kingdom! The God of the Bible is a God of Mercy and Grace!
- Is there anyone you need to forgive? Remember, God won’t forgive you if you don’t forgive people from your heart.
- Do you need forgiveness from God? God will forgive you if you turn to Him!
My encouragement for us this week: Choose to restore a relationship that has been broken because of sin and then go tell someone how amazing the God of the Bible is!
Have a Great Week!