I Kings 22:52 And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the way of his father, and in the way of his mother, and in the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin:
Here we have another king who does wrong and incurs the wrath of God. That is a common scene here in the Old Testament. They choose to not obey and worship God and instead choose other gods and worship and obey them. What I call on you to notice in this verse is the influence the parents had on their son.
He walked in the way of his parents. If you children walk in your way how much will they love Jesus? If they walk in your way how much time will they spend in God’s house, in His Word, and in His Service?
Those are questions worthy of your consideration today!
Curses on him!
I Corinthians 16:22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maran-atha.
Paul ends this letter very harshly. If anyone doesn’t love Jesus then let him be accursed, anathema! That is very strong. If you don’t love Jesus then just let him go to Hell! Do you realize that there is such a strong stand taken by God’s men.
It isn’t Mr Nice Guy all the time. God stands ready to save today. He will forgive sin. He will save but if you choose not to love Jesus then you choose to be accursed. It is not just accepting Him it is loving Him!
Many will say that they have accepted Him but they don’t really love Him. They just give lip service. They say they love Him to fit in but in their hearts there is no love for Jesus.
Paul would say, let them be accursed, anathema, go to hell!
That is harsh but true language. Do you love Jesus today?