Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Children are More Righteous than their Fathers

Today I read 2 Chronicles 29 which starts the story of King Hezekiah a good and righteous man.  I have wondered this before, but what makes a man desire to be righteous when their father is as wicked as king Ahaz was?  We see the same thing with King Limhi, the son of King Noah, in the Book of Mormon.  Abraham, the son of Terah, forsook almost all of his people and desired the blessings of the priesthood.  These men, and I am sure women that we don't know about, are unique.  They have a testimony and understanding of the truth that their parents did not.  They desire that which is right in the sight of the Lord when those around them want nothing but to sin.  As far as I am aware that is not the most common of traits.  Most people just follow what their parents do.  Although I have noticed that it is becoming more common these days with the spirit of Elijah being here on the earth.  The children are enjoying church and even if their parents don't want to participate, they want to attend church and do that which is right in the sight of the Lord.  It really lends a lot of weight to the idea that God has saved His most valiant and righteous Spirits for these Latter-days.  Until tomorrow.

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