II Chronicles 33:10-20 — “Then Manasseh knew that the LORD he was God…” The story of Manasseh’s reign doesn’t finish where we might expect. Instead of going to the grave in thrall to false religion, Manasseh repented and put His faith in the LORD alone. We know his change of heart was authentic because He bore fruit in keeping with repentance.
Manasseh’s story speaks of God’s amazing grace and it serves as powerful example of what real repentance is. If we want to experience victory over besetting sin then we too must bear fruit, as hard and as humbling as that might be.