Asa trusts and obeys. His kingdom is made strong. God preserves the King and people from overwhelming enemies. The Lord powerfully answers the prayer of the King, the Christ of God, for his people. There are many lessons here for us too.
It can be easy to gloss over the post-Solomon kings, seeing their march as a downward-only spiral.
But that’s not the full truth. There were bright points in the history of the kings of Judah and Israel.
One of the wonderful revivals comes about through the reign of Asa.
“… And commanded Judah to seek the LORD, the God of their fathers, and to keep the law and the commandment.”
Here is a king! He turns the people to true God, their God of their fathers.
Asa is a king who cries out to the Lord in battle. We see the Lord rewards him and the army, as they faced seemingly overwhelming odds.
We are today part of God’s people, and we march toward our goal – The bright shining gates of glory, our inheritance now-in-part and then-in-full.
God the Son, Jesus, is our conquering king. He has fought the great battle, and at that last trump He will appear on the white horse, His name Faithful and True.
This is our king today, this is our God!
* God Above,
Thank You for Jesus – Our King who marches at our head, who leads us through this life, who went before us and prepared the way.
Thank You that He is our great High Priest who always and continually intercedes for us.
Thank You for saving us Lord. Please wash us clean today. Please show us what You want us to know today from Your word.