For Israel has forsaken me and turned this valley into a place of wickedness. The people burn incense to foreign gods—idols never before acknowledged by this generation, by their ancestors, or by the kings of Judah. And they have filled this place with the blood of innocent children. They have built pagan shrines to Baal,…
The problem is not just that we are prone to do evil. The problem is that we embrace evil as good and celebrate our sin as something worthy to be praised.
And then in the heat of the moment when that temptation comes, it will be easier for you to say, “I may not win every battle but I will win this one. Right now, in this struggle… no food for you.”
For more than six years, Athaliah ruled in Judah but she was not truly queen.
Every society feels as though they have reached the pinnacle of moral philosophy and the cultural ideas they are trumpeting today are so much greater than the backward thinking of yesteryear.
They didn’t bother to wonder what was happening with their former friends and neighbors. It was a classic case of out of sight out of mind.
Sometimes the worst songs are the hardest ones to get out of our heads.