Chapter-a-Day 2 Chronicles 33

He put the Altar of God back in working order and restored worship, sacrificing Peace-Offerings and Thank-Offerings. 2 Chronicles 33:16 (MSG)

We all make poor choices. By ignorance, foolishness, rebellion, or deception, every one of us has wandered off on ill-fated paths and found our lives in dark places. Yet, as Corrie Ten Boom reminds us, “there is no pit so deep that God’s love is not deeper still.”

Mannaseh was in a deep pit. His life was as far from God’s path as you could possibly imagine. His hard heart and life choices had not just ignored God, but willingly dishonored Him for many years.

But then, Mannaseh restored the altar.

It is never too late to restore the altar of our lives, take up our cross, and follow Jesus. There is no path on life’s journey that is so far from God, that God’s love, grace and forgiveness does not stretch even further.

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One thought on “Chapter-a-Day 2 Chronicles 33”

  1. Now that he was in trouble, he went to his knees in prayer asking for help—total repentance before the God of his ancestors. As he prayed, God was touched; God listened and brought him back to Jerusalem as king. That convinced Manasseh that God was in control.

    A couple of chapters ago I mentioned my lack of prayer. Manasseh and I seem to have alot in common. The key to me in this chapter is that in spite of his rotten actions, God listened. It’s never too late to pray. This is a good reminder for me today. Thanks God for the encouragement.

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