Pastor Evan demonstrated how we can learn much from the multi-generational ups and downs of the old testament kings. Just as many of the same temptations and choices of king-fathers re-appeared in their king-sons, so too can we look to our family history to recognize generational bondages we may be facing. Although the kings chose not to seek God’s wisdom, missing out on much of God’s blessing and setting a low bar for the following kings to pursue, we, not by our own steam but with active engagement with God, can break the chains of our inherited bondages.
We are each responsible for our walk with God and will influence those around us…pay it forward…by living within or without God’s guidelines. By avoiding ungodly patterns, we also avoid refusing the wealth He has given us, ending up empty and poor.
Our creator designed us. It breaks His heart to witness His beautifully wrought design rejected by those of us who think we can do a better job at shaping our own lives. Where is God’s altar within my heart?