“And the carved image of Asherah that he had made he set in the house of which the LORD said to David and to Solomon his son, "In this house, and in Jerusalem … I will put my name forever” (v7). King Manasseh led the Israelites in “the shedding of innocent blood” (v16), witchcraft, and idolatry. In the very Temple where God had covenanted with His people, Manasseh put up the image of a goddess. Having rejected their good Creator, Israel was heading toward total disaster (v14).
“In Jerusalem will I put my Name” (v4). Instead of serving idols and destroying ourselves, God wants us to bear His name and His image on our hearts.