Like Father, Like Son

(1Kings 22:52) says “And he (Ahaziah) did evil in the sight of the Lord, and he 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.”

In the book of Kings one of the things you notice is when a King dies and his son takes the throne, very often they are a mirror image of their father. Thus, if daddy was a wicked king, most often their heir would be. That may not be every single case, but the vast majority was of the same mold their parents were. And that certainly was the case for Ahaziah the son of Ahab. The curse and ways of his mother and father were passed right down to him.

Therefore, if you really want to know what type of character your child is going to have at various stages of their lives, take a look at who you were at that age and I guarantee you will find some similarities and many of us as parents, don’t like what we see in our children, but we are looking at ourselves in the face of our children; we just happen to be older now.

Therefore, if we want our children to be different; if we don’t quite like what we see when we look at our children then it is incumbent of us to become different: meaning if we desire for our children to have the right attitude then we need to display the right attitude ourselves. If we desire for our children to operate in truth and integrity then we need to operate in the same as well. If we desire to see Christ manifested in their lives we need to display Christ at home so they can really see what He looks like.

Ultimately kids will be what they see at home; and what they see at home could be good or bad. These kids of the Kings (how ironic) didn’t all of a sudden become messed up. They watched mommy and daddy do wicked things and mirrored those things and brought that same attitude to the throne. As parents today, who are children of the true King, Jesus Christ, don’t let it be done or said by your child that you were not a Godly example for them, because they will be what they see, and what they see most often is you.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason

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