Who’s Leading Whom? A Tale of the Worst Priest Ever

Unfathomable Grace

Ahaz was one of the most wicked leaders in the history of Judah. So wicked was this king that he sacrificed his own son in the fires of Moloch. In the name of Baal, another false idol, Ahaz desecrated and dedicated a portion of the Lord’s land. This garbage dump was originally called the Valley of Hennon but later became known as Gehenna. Then instead of trusting the Lord of Israel, Ahaz placed his trust in the hands of Tiglath Pileser, the Lord of Assyria. He robbed the people and the Temple of much gold and silver, and then paid homage to this foreign monarch. Ahaz was so wicked! However, these particular actions were not the extent of his sin:

When King Ahaz went to Damascus to meet Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, he saw the altar that was at Damascus. And King Ahaz sent … its pattern, exact in all its details … And when the king came from…

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