"We can observe in the succession of kings what a mixture there was of good and bad. Wicked Rehoboam begat wicked Abijah; wicked Abijah begat good Asa; good Asa begat good Jehoshaphat; good Jehoshaphat begat wicked Joram. Grace does not run in the blood, neither does disposition toward sin. Someone has said that God has children, but does not have grandchildren."
-James E. Smith