Just really depressing to read some stuff in the Old Testament… like this. Every time Israel (or Judah) has a king that follows God and the Book of the Law, when he dies (or is killed), his son totally does not follow God. I think every single time. What’s up with that? I know David was pretty much the gold standard here as being King goes, and even he really really struggled with his sons (yes I know I know – not Solomon).
I really don’t believe we’re off the hook in talking to our sons (or daughters). Just really sad to read over and over through 1st and 2nd Kings…. Maybe there just wasn’t anything going on in teaching their sons then about what they believed in… don’t know.