Thank You for Your Son

In his time of trouble King Ahaz became even more unfaithful to the LORD. He offered sacrifices to the gods of Damascus, who had defeated him; for he thought, “Since the gods of the kings of Aram have helped them, I will sacrifice to them so they will help me.” But they were his downfall and the downfall of all Israel. 2 Chronicles 28:22-23

King Ahaz gave in to what is common among those with little or no faith in God, or a wrong perception of God. God is not a genie at your command. Having no hope in God only leads to further destruction. In this case, not just for Ahaz, but for all Israel. Still, if there is a redeeming quality about Ahaz, it is that he fathered a son, Hezekiah, who would become a good and faithful King, leading the nation to God, rather than away from God as his father Ahaz had done.