All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men

2 Chronicles 33:1-6, 9-13, 15, 16, 20-25

2 Chronicles 33:1

So that he was born three years after his father’s recovery, and perhaps it was the absence of an heir which rendered Hezekiah so loth to die.

2 Chronicles 33:1

So that could his father have foreseen what his son would be like, he might have been content to die childless.

2 Chronicles 33:3-6

He went from bad to worse, he rioted in evil, nothing was too bad for him, he heaped up the most daring impieties, and yet he was the son of a saint. Children may have the best examples, and yet fall into the worst sins.

2 Chronicles 33:9, 10

They persecuted the prophets and “shed innocent blood very much.” It is a sign of great hardness of heart when warnings are despised.

2 Chronicles 33:11

His kingdom thus became so reduced that it was “as when a man wipeth a dish and turneth it upside down.” His great sin was visited with a punishment which made men’s ears to tingle as they heard of it.

2 Chronicles 33:12, 13

Who can say that God is not ready to pardon, when he sees such a sinner saved? No man could be worse than Manasseh, and yet he obtained mercy. Oh, the depths of divine love! Let every sinner in the universe come and welcome to Jesus, for the chief of sinners has been saved.

2 Chronicles 33:15, 16

He ceased to do evil and learned to do well, and this was the best evidence of his sincerity. The Lord grant us also to bring forth fruits meet for repentance.

2 Chronicles 33:21-23

How little does one man learn from the experience of another, even though it be his own father! Electing love is here to be seen. Manasseh sins, and grace gives him repentance; Amon sins, and continues in it till he perishes.

 

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