- 2 Kings 24:18-19
- Jeremiah 52:1-2
Okay, let’s face it: this is not the deepest reading we could have had. Two sets of two verses identical in their content. A man was born to a woman and followed in his father’s evil footsteps. Lather, rinse, repeat.
Though a man cannot choose his birth parents, he can choose his path. A child models what he sees, but a man can choose differently. It may be that your parents provided a poor example of faith and righteousness. You have a choice: what will you do with that example? Will you follow in evil footsteps? Or will you follow the God of the universe?
Matters of genealogy do impact your life, but they do not predict your destiny. Seek the Lord, and He will direct your path.