“He lived in the manner of Asa his father and did not turn away from it, doing what was right from Adonai’s perspective; although the high places were not taken away-the people still sacrificed and presented offerings on the high places.”
1 Kings 22:43-44 CJB
What a picture to see here Jehoshaphat wasn’t a bad king he was similar to his father Asa! His walk was good with God, but like his father, he didn’t remove the high places and closed a blind eye towards sin! What we see here is children will often times follow their parents’ example!
“Fathers, don’t irritate your children and make them resentful, or they will become discouraged.”
Colossians 3:21 CJB
In other words, parents need to be leading their children in all the ways of Adonai, not just picking and choosing, but in all His ways, being careful not to give bad examples!
“So obey the mitzvot (commands) of Adonai your God, living as He directs and fearing Him.”
Deuteronomy 8:6 CJB
Today, let’s be examples of God, reflecting His glorious light!
Have a blessed day in Him!