1 Kings - Session 5 - Return to God
In what ways is our past present?
What makes breaking from the past so challenging?
People who study change remind us that the past is present. In some way, past experiences still exist. Past actions defined an organization or group, so a change involves creating a new identity even when most were comfortable with the old identity. The old identity may be why they joined in the first place. King Asa faced the past and took action to move Judah toward honoring God once again. To do that, the people would have to make a break from the past.
Repentance of sin can stop its spiraling effects.