Today, on my birthday, I thank God for his Grace and Mercy. I thank Him for new beginnings and His willingness to set things right when we’ve done wrong.
This is my need before Him; to set things right. In Scripture, King Manasseh really blew it, but upon repentance, God set things right, God fixed it;
“…So Manasseh made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to err, and to do worse than the heathen, whom the Lord had destroyed before the children of Israel” (2 Chronicles 33:5-9).”
God punished King Manasseh for his evil deed. He allowed his enemies to overpower him. They captured and transported him in chains to Babylon where he served as a slave
Manasseh later repented and begged God for his forgiveness.
“Now when he was in affliction, he implored the Lord his God, and humbled himself greatly before God of his fathers…God heard his prayer and brought him back to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the Lord was God…he took away the foreign gods and idols from the house of the Lord…he also repaired the altar of the Lord. (2 Chronicles 33:12-16)
Any sinners who turn to God to serve him faithfully will not regret his action. He will receive God’s grace to prosper in all his ways. In fact, the scripture stated,
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).