Same Story: Different Name

December 6, 2013

my hope Christmas


For the Lord brought Judah low because of Ahaz king of Israel, for he had encouraged moral decline in Judah and had been continually unfaithful to the Lord. 

2 Chronicles 28:19, NKJV


History repeats itself but the only thing we learn is that we don’t learn from history.

~Adrian Rogers


Ahaz was the worse king in Judah’s history with the exception of Manasseh. Ahaz stripped the temple of its gold to bribe the king of Assyria. He sacrificed at least one of his sons to Molech [burned the child alive]. He eventually closes the doors to the temple. He built pagan altars all over the country. He did everything possible to encourage moral decline. The Chronicler said in verse 23, “He was the ruin of Judah.” History is repeating itself, we only have to change the names.


I know it’s Christmas but I’m trying to finish the O.T. in the NKJV and these thoughts about the kings, which seem political, keep coming up. Stay with me, I will get to Christmas.


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