Today you should read: 2 Chronicles 16
To his very death, King Asa just couldn’t fully trust and depend on the Lord. From his shady dealings with the king of Syria to relying on physicians over the Lord with disease. King Asa always wanted to take matters in his own hands or put it in the hands of others, second-guessing God along the way. One particular scripture sticks out from this chapter though.
“For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him. You have done foolishly in this, for from now on you will have wars.” 2 Chronicles 16:9
This passage sticks out because it shows that such a lack of faith and idolatry starts in the heart. As God searched for a man he can help and support but because of Asa’s heart not being God’s and how that had affected some of those dumb decisions. In fact, one consequence was wars. And of course, Asa didn’t like being called out on such sin and so he threw the seer in prison and still didn’t listen to the Lord. We need to make sure that our hearts belong to Jesus and that it overflows in the important areas where we must trust and depend on Him.
By: Erik Koliser — West Campus Pastor
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