“Manasseh led them astray…” 2 Kings 21:9.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading: 2 Kings 21, 2 Chronicles 33, and John 4.
Manasseh was the king. His decisions carried plenty of weight.
Can we dismiss him as someone who really made a mess of things and then quickly move on? Don’t think so.
Almost all of us are in some sort of position of authority over other people. You have that in a family. You have it at work. Or among people in activities you are involved in. Point? We are all probably in a position to influence others by what we do.
Therefore, we return to Manasseh with new eyes. He took many people down a godless path. Are we taking anyone down a godless path?
Do we understand the responsibility we have to rightly represent Him? Others are watching and learning. We have influence within our midst.
As I’ve written before, I struggle in situations where there is little time to collect my thoughts. I say things and do things that I regret later. That needs to be fixed because others see/hear me.
The cure for me is a tight relationship with God. I can’t drift along on a previous relationship to God. It must be up-to-the-moment.
“Lord, I need You every second. There cannot be any gaps in our relationship. Forgive me for being a godless witness. You are my God. I love You. There is no excuse for lagging behind spiritually. Help me, Lord. Take me over, I beg.”
We all have influence but is it Godly?