Monday, October 17, 2016
October 17, II Kings 21, 1-9 It's important how we raise our kids
Manasseh becomes king at the age of 12 so we know that he was born to Hezekiah after his near fatal illness.
He did what was evil, rebuilt altars to false gods and instituted idol worship. Going so far as to place idols in the temple and the courtyard around it. From the last chapter we saw how Hezekiah's attitude changed knowing that at least during his lifetime there would be peace. I wonder how that nonchalant, half hearted attitude toward God influenced his son. We're not told if he and his son even had a relationship together. There is so much evidence of how parental influence can shape a person, there are exceptions in both directions but more often than not parents that exhibit high morals in their life will raise children with similar attitudes. I compare Hezekiah to David, when confronted with his sin David repented and restored the relationship with God. We have no evidence of this with Hezekiah.
Today's workout. Push intervals
Step, push-up, grapevine, squat, jump-rope, triceps, lunge, shoulder press.