Judah’s intentions were obvious. After the trauma of Joseph and the impact it had on his Dad, Judah was done. He packed up and left his brothers. He did exactly what he knew not to do and married a Canaanite woman. Once married, he had a number of kids his oldest—Er married and his wife was named Tamar. But, Er was evil in God’s sight so God took him out. The problem was is and will always be—God’s people when they are rebelling against God produce some pretty Godless kids. All through Bible history we see God’s folk with Kids that all know are horrific—Samuel, Eli, David and Solomon all had rebellious awful kids. It is most difficult to raise kids in the Lord anyway, but, when the parents are not seeking God, chances are, the kids will totally denounce him.
In our generation, we can see the culture doing the same thing that happened at Judah’s house. When we as a nation started distancing ourselves from God, the children of that generation walked away. Now less than 100 years later, we as a nation are barely even recognizing God, and our kids laugh at the sin that horrified our parents, The Good news is God still promises that if his people will humble themselves and follow him, he will forgive them, restore them and heal their land. When that happens, We will see our kids and their kids come back and honor the God our generation has forsaken.
God Bless You
At that time, Judah left his brothers and went down to stay with a man of Adullam named Hirah. 2 There Judah met the daughter of a Canaanite man named Shua. He married her and made love to her; 3 she became pregnant and gave birth to a son, who was named Er. 4 She conceived again and gave birth to a son and named him Onan. 5 She gave birth to still another son and named him Shelah. It was at Kezib that she gave birth to him.
6 Judah got a wife for Er, his firstborn, and her name was Tamar. 7 But Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the Lord’s sight; so the Lord put him to death