I began a study, recently, called “Breaking Free” by Beth Moore. Today’s study, in particular, resounded as if a gong was hit inside of my head.
Jotham (father of Ahaz) reigned in Jerusalem prior to Ahaz. Although Jotham did many things right in the eyes of the Lord, he chose to disobey God by simply not destroying the high places where idolatry ran rampant.
Leaving those high places established gave Ahaz (Jotham’s son) easy access to the bondage of idolatry. But it did not stop there; Ahaz took those sins to greater depths as he began actually casting idols and even sacrificed his own child.
When we choose to break bondage and live in victory, we also lay a paved road leading to victory for our children. If we choose to learn from countless stories of people who have fallen into generational patterns of sin and destruction (usually the bondage becoming deeper with each passing generation) we can change the trajectory of our family legacy.
Generational bondage does not have to be our legacy. Jesus can break the bondage! We can live in victory and point the next generation to Jesus. He offers the gift of freedom to all of us who have answered His call on our lives. FREEDOM! If we choose to destroy the high places in our lives, the next generation benefits greatly!
Don't you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey--whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?
If you find yourself in bondage, begin sincerely praying for God to break that sin pattern. Ask Him to put people in your life that can help you remove that boulder in your path, so that you can continue on your journey of faith without chains and bondage. He’ll do it! Ask Him!
If you are near the Grove City area - please consider joining us at Grove City Alliance Church this week for the Deeper Life in Christ Conference. For directions to the church click here.