Ahaz did not deny God’s existence — he rejected God’s mercy. “This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are
far from me” (Matthew 15:8) King Ahaz’s behavior is not unlike ours today. The circumstances might change, but the human condition remains the same. We are a people in crisis, and have always been since that fateful day in the garden. God asks one simple and yet enormous thing from us, and like Ahaz, we reject His love. ~ Maria Morera Johnson (Lesson Two Reflection)

Share your thoughts on this quote, or anything from Lesson Two, in the comments below.