God's Word is filled with stories of real people who have left examples for us, good and bad. We would do well to learn from both thereby avoiding pitfalls while emulating sound choices. The Chronicles of the kings provide many such life sketches.
"Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign. . . but he did not that which was right in the sight of the LORD, like David his father: For he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and made also molten images for Baalim. Moreover he . . . burnt his children in the fire, after the abominations of the heathen whom the LORD had cast out before the children of Israel. . . Wherefore the LORD his God delivered him into the hand of the king of Syria; and they smote him" 2 Chronicles 28:1-5.Subscribe to Read!