In his pain Manasseh asked the Lord his God for mercy and truly humbled himself before the God of his ancestors. When he prayed to the Lord, the Lord responded to him and answered favorably his cry for mercy. The Lord brought him back to Jerusalem to his kingdom. Then Manasseh realized that the Lord is the true God.
2 Chronicles 33:12-13 NET
It’s never too late to get things right. It really is never too late to get things right with God!
Manasseh was an evil King of Judah. He reigned for 55 years and in that time did a lot of bad stuff like, putting idols in the temple, passing his kids through the fire, practiced divination, worshipped other gods and much more.
He was just evil! And he caused the people of Judah to do evil too.
God used the King of Assyria to come against and capture Judah. As a result, King Manasseh was taken away into captivity. During that time, he humbled himself and cried out to God.
And guess what? God answered him!
Manaseeh came back to Judah and restored the temple and started living for God.
It’s sad that it took so long for him to figure out that Jehovah God is the One, True God. But at least he did!
And it’s never too late for you or anyone else either! God will always accept you if you cry out to Him with a humble and repentant heart.
He will hear and answer your prayer.
The best thing would be to never put yourself in the position where you are not following the Lord. But if you’re not, don’t delay! Get right with Jesus today!
How is your relationship with Jesus right now?
Father, thank You that You never give up on me. You are always willing to come to my rescue. Keep me in Your will and always in Your presence.