Friday, June 15, 2007

Good man, good king

There’s a wonderful simplicity in the books of Chronicles. The Chronicler evaluated the quality of each king of Israel or Judah by one standard: did he worship Jehovah and only Jehovah?

Why such a one-dimensional standard—why no consideration of success in battle, justice at home, or a strong economy? Maybe because if a king got the One Big Thing right, everything else followed.

Are we paying attention?

(c) Copyright 2007, A. Milton Stanley

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