“After the kingdom was firmly in his grasp, he executed the officials who had murdered his father the king. Yet he did not put the children of the assassins to death, in accordance with what is written in the Book of the Law of Moses where the Lord commanded: “Parents are not to be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their parents; each will die for their own sin.””
- Genetics is your tendency, not your destiny. Your loyalty to your family, and your family name, is important, but not near as important as your loyalty to “God the Father”. Your destiny is not determined by the sins, or the righteousness, of your parents. Your destiny is determined by your response to the sacrifice Jesus Christ made on the cross, for your sins. If He is your Lord, He is your Savior, regardless of your past, or the past of your family. We will never be held responsible for other’s sins, only ours. No excuses. No blame. If others have led you into sin, they will pay for that, but the sin is yours. The only valid payment for those sins is Jesus. No other way. May we not ignore our sins, try to excuse our sins, or try to offset our sins, with good works, but may we turn to Jesus for the forgiveness and love that He offers by the blood that He shed.