2 Kings 15.9
no different from his ancestors
what an encouragement we can glean from this account, no matter how dire - we are not at all limited by our past, we are not at all constrained by how those who've gone before us were. there may be a lot more work getting back on track, but nothing is impossible with you - our journey is graced by you and we can stray far from disobeying you, we can walk a life that comes as close to you as you have graced us with, talented and gifted us for! thank you that we always have a second chance, we always have a way to re-steer our life back into your path, to choose who imparts to us and to bless all who you want us to be pouring out to. thank you, lord!