Today’s reading II Chronicles 20-23

II Chronicles 22:3 He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab: for his mother was his counseller to do wickedly.

Ahab was a wicked man because he was counseled to be that way by his mother. What a horrible indictment. His mother encouraged him to do wrong. She gave him ideas about what to do that wouldn’t please God. I think it would be horrible to be remembered by your children this way but even worse to be remembered by God and His church in this way.

The question that comes to all of us now is, what are we doing that counsels and trains our children? If they follow your advice will they serve God or self? If they listen to you will they grow in grace and show God’s great power in their lives?

I think every parent should take a minute and consider how they are using their influence. I think that we all influence others as well and should consider that.

We mentor people. How are we mentoring people. How are we encouraging them. What will they be like due to our influence?