The consequences of bad choices
Ahaziah was born into a family whose father did not follow his father’s ways. Jehoram has departed from God in a terrible way. When Jehoram died, Athaliah, the mother of Ahaziah, was his counselor, as well as his in-laws, the house of Ahab. Ahaziah, however, knew his grandfather; He was 14 when Jehosaphat died. But the environment in which he grew up was spiritually wicked. There was no one, it seems, to advise him to good.
We can really see the grace of God intervening, even in His judgments, to cleanse the house of David from all that evil that was introduced. God was going to fulfill his purpose. But on the spot, we could have believed the opposite, while Athaliah reigns over the kingdom of Judah. Judah under the reign of Ahab’s house! These are all consequences of Josaphat’s choices. This choice to ally by marriage with the house of Ahab had terrible consequences for his son and his grandchildren son his sons and grandsons.
This new video presents us with three lessons to learn about Ahaziah. May we learn from what brought about the necessity of such a judgment on the part of God.