Undone by worthless counsel

One young Christian couple had relationship problems. They wanted to sort it out. However, they searched and found a highly qualified family counselor. He gave strange ideas that were not biblical. The couple ended up in a bitter divorce. King Ahaziah, the sixth king of Judah was undone by wicked and worthless counsel. “He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab, for his mother was his counselor in doing wicked things. He did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, as the house of Ahab had done. For after the death of his father, they were his counselors, to his undoing.” (II Chronicles 22:3-4)
Mother’s wrong influence: Ahaziah was the son of Jehoram and Athaliah. King Jehoshaphat made a blunder by getting into a marriage alliance with Ahab, the wicked king of Israel; he married his son Jehoram with the daughter of Ahab. Like Jezebel who counseled Ahab and destroyed him, Athaliah was a bad influence on her husband Jehoram and son Ahaziah. Unlike King Asa who removed Maacah his grandmother from her position of power and influence to eradicate evil from the nation. Ahaziah was powerless. (I Kings 15: 13-19) Godly mother Eunice and Grandmother Louis brought up Timothy instructing him in the Scripture. (II Timothy 1:5)
Father’s Shadow: Athaliah was influencing Jehoram as well as Ahaziah. How much influence Jehoshaphat had on Ahaziah is not known. When his father died, he sought counsel from the extended family of his mother.
Evil Family influence: The wicked household of Ahab became his core team, which led him into wickedness. Though Moses Law was there, Ahaziah never read the same.
Cursed man: When a person rejects the Word of God, he self-qualifies to be judged by God. In contrast: “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. (Psalms 1:1-2)
Do I seek Godly counsel?

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