The Worst Of All

II Kings 21:1-18 — “Manasseh seduced them to do more evil than did the nations whom the LORD destroyed before the children of Israel.” Manasseh was the worst king that ever sat on the throne in Jerusalem. His wickedness exceeded even that of the Canaanites whom the LORD drove out when Israel entered its Promised Land. Why was he so wicked? This is a mystery, especially considering that his father was one of Judah’s most righteous kings!  As we ponder this question we are reminded of some very uncomfortable truths concerning the human heart.