Posted in Uncategorized

Falling Apples by Gene McGuire April 17-24, 2010

“Now when he was in affliction, he (Manassah) implored the Lord his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.” (2 Chronicles 33:12)

COMMENT: There is an old bromide that goes this way: “The apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree”. Well, as you know, that doesn’t always happen. Manassah, son of king Hezikiah was a blatant exception. As you know, the kingdom of Judah see-sawed between loyalty and disloyalty to God. When Hezikiah became king, he became a reformer. He cleansed the Temple, restored Temple worship, kept the Passover and removed the altars devoted to other gods. After that reformer died, 12 year old Manassah became king. Evidently he got some really bad advice because “he did evil in the sight of the Lord, according to the abominations of the nations whom the Lord had cast out before the children of Israel.” (2 Chron. 33:2)
As a result of his actions, the Lord allowed the army of Assyria to capture and carry off the offending king to Babylon. The errant monarch then humbled himself and prayed fervently unto the Lord. The Lord showed him mercy and made a way for him to return to Jerusalem. Manassah was so grateful that he finally followed the footsteps of his father and made reforms that brought his kingdom back into the good graces of God. Finally, that “apple” made its way back toward the “tree” that produced it.

SCRIPTURE STUDY: Numbers 14:18, Psalm 52:8 and Ephesians 2:4,5
WISE SAYING: NO MATTER WHAT IS HAPPENING IN YOUR LIFE, KNOW THAT GOD IS WAITING FOR YOU WITH OPENED ARMS.

Just a thought, not a sermon.***

Author:

I am a born again believer. I am a Prayer Intercessor, writer, wife, mom, sold out for God lady! I believe that Jesus heals. I also believe that many people need faith information and prayer and this site will offer this.

2 thoughts on “Falling Apples by Gene McGuire April 17-24, 2010

  1. Hi Elaine,

    How are you? I am doing good and blessed in Him. Beautiful thoughts….every time I will be reaching out for the apple, I will remember this word!

    Blessings,

    Gladwell

  2. Hi Gladwell! Bless you so much. I am fine. This article is written by a mighty man of God…my dear friend from another part of the country. I am so pleased to hear from you. Gene…has written a profound article! Love E

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s