He too walked in the ways of the house of Ahab, for his mother encouraged him in doing wrong. 2 Chronicles 22:3
I can’t help but be blown away by this simple verse tucked in this chapter. This passage is referring to Ahaziah, King of Judah. As I’ve been reading through 1 & 2 Kings and 1 & 2 Chronicles, I have come across good kings and bad kings. Ahaziah was a bad king. And his mother encouraged him in doing wrong.What?That just baffles me. I mean, seriously, y’all. I can’t imagine encouraging my children in doing something wrong. But that’s just me. Call me crazy.
I am challenged even more as a mom to make sure my influence over the lives of these little boys, ahem, young men is bar none. Which basically means that I’ll be conversing with my Heavenly Father quite a bit more on behalf of their little hearts, minds and spirits.Join me.