Manasseh was twelve years old when he
became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem fifty-five years. He did evil in the eyes of the Lord, following the detestable practices of the nations the Lord had driven out before the Israelites.
But Manasseh led Judah and the people of
Jerusalem astray, so that they did more evil than the nations the Lord had destroyed before the Israelites. 2 Chronicles 33:1, 2 & 9
The danger of straying from your values is simple; disaster
may not strike after the first day. There’s an old African maxim that says a
child abused the proverbial Iroko tree and straightaway starts looking over his
shoulders assuming the guarding spirits fights immediately. The moral of this
mantra is simple; all things being equal the Iroko tree will get him
Every time you step out of principle or break a spiritual
law, you’ll always get caught, I’ve come to realise that contrary to the
impression I was given in Sunday school many years ago, God is not always waiting
at the end of the line with a hammer for the disobedient. However, He has set
the foundations of the world on laws that can’t be compromised; one of them is
called cause and effect.
After a punishment from God, Manasseh repented and
sought after God who forgave his transgression and reinstated him as king. You
cannot repent unless you first take responsibility for your wrong doings. Like
the prodigal son, when we have gone astray, find true North and return to the
father of light for He will abundantly pardon.
Receive the grace for a humble turn around in Jesus’ name. I
see you reinstated in glory beyond anything you may have lost.