55 years of the worst king Judah ever had. To bring it into perspective “Manasseh led them astray, so that they did more evil than the nations the LORD had destroyed before the Israelites”(v.9). Not only was he the worst, but his actions seem seal to Judah’s fate.
I feel like this raises a bunch of questions. Here are three that came up for me:
- How did Manasseh turn out so bad when his dad ‘did what was right in the eyes of the Lord’(2 Kg 18:3)?
- Was God’s grace to Israel conditional? (v.7-8)
- In light of what you think about 2. How would you describe God’s grace towards us today?
- What does It mean for God to ‘forsake the remnant of my inheritance’ (v.14)? Especially in light of the fact that ‘Though the number of the Israelites be like the sand by the sea, only the remnantwill be saved.’ (Rom 9:27; Isaiah 9:27)
I was wondering what your thoughts were?