Why is it that these kings continue to worship other gods? Do they really believe that there is more power in the gods of these other cultures than the God that has done so much for them? God has proven over and over that he can and does fight for his people. When they follow him, they are blessed but when they reject him they are cursed and abandoned. I don’t understand this. Even when they are faced with this reality, it pushes them to worship their false gods even more. It seems that only a new king is able to realign with God, but that doesn’t last very long before they follow the same footsteps. God is more patient than I could ever be.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.