In reference to King Hezekiah, his father King Ahaz and his son King Manasseh:
One cannot help but wonder how Hezekiah could be so good with a father so bad and how a father so good could have a son so bad. This clearly shows that heredity and environment do not necessarily determine and excuse a person’s character. Each one is responsible for the development of his own character before God whether there is a good background or a poor one. God is able to work in the life of anyone who wants to please Him.
Gustafson, Walter. “2 Chronicles.” Ed. D. E. West. What the Bible Teaches: 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles. Ed. W. S. Stevely. Kilmarnock, Scot.: John Ritchie, 2013. 553. Print.
…and carry out the filth from the Holy Place. 2 Chronicles 29:5b ESV
This is the fourth in a series of nine messages tracing the history of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem entitled ‘The Temple: The Biography of a Place.’
This series of messages, along with their accompanying PowerPoint slides, were originally presented by Brother Tom Schetelich at the Forge Road Bible Chapel of Perry Hall, MD in late 2010 and early 2011.
Lord willing the series of messages will be posted every Friday now through March 8th.
The Temple: This Biography of a Place
Part 1 The Temple: Choosing the Place
Part 2 The Temple: David Prepares the Materials
Part 3 The Temple: Solomon’s Dedication
Part 4 The Temple: Ahaz and Hezekiah
Part 5 The Temple: The Glory Departs
Part 6 The Temple: Haggai and the Second Temple
Part 7 The Temple: Herod’s Temple
Part 8 The Temple: Jesus at the Temple
Part 9 The Temple: Today & Beyond: Ezekiel’s Temple