Today you should read: 2 Chronicles 14
Asa is one of the few kings of Judah that did right in the eyes of the Lord. Asa got rid of all the idols that had been put up (v. 3). He told the people of Judah to seek the Lord and keep God’s commandments (v. 4). He protected the people of Israel (v. 5). Asa was a good king because he followed what the Lord had commanded, and because of this, God gave Asa rest from war. During this time, Asa was able to build his army (v. 8). Then, Asa has to go to war with the Ethiopians, and this seems like an impossible war to win. The Ethiopians had a million men ready to fight. Asa turned to the Lord for help (v. 11) and the Lord brought victory for them.
Two takeaways from our passage:
- Things are always better when you do them God’s way. God blessed Asa during his reign as king because Asa had destroyed the idols of the people.
- God will deliver believers from evil. Asa faced an almost impossible challenge, but he turned to God and God delivered him through it.
What are the idols in your life? I know that is a question you might hear often, but sometimes when we let our guard down, another idol creeps into our life. So continue to ask, “What things am I putting before God?”, and get rid of them. Do not let idols distract you from serving the God who has made you, loved you, and provided salvation for you.
Secondly, as believers, we have been delivered from the greatest evil: Hell. God has promised us victory because of what Jesus did on the cross and the resurrection. We have assurance that evil will not win because of Jesus.
By: Brice Stockton — Student Ministry Apprentice
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