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Week 22 Day 1
Of prime importance to the exiles
is the message
that God is faithful
and still loves them
God is with them
at all times
in every place
for each situation.
When we remember the past
we are reminded
who we are and
to whom we belong
Belonging to God
to be people of
ASA, PART IITotal commitment to God? Sometimes and sometimes not. II Chronicles 15 & 16
10They gathered together at Jerusalem in the fifteenth year
of the reign of Asa, 11and offered to the Lord seven hundred
bulls and seven thousand sheep from the spoil they had brought.
12Then they entered into a covenant to seek the Lord God of
15All Judah rejoiced at the oath, for they had sworn with
all their heart and sought Him with all their soul; He was
found by them, and the Lord gave them rest all around.
16Also he removed Maachah, the mother of Asa, from
being queen mother, because she had made an obscene image
of Asherah. 17But the high places were not removed from
Israel. Nevertheless the heart of Asa was loyal all his days.
1In the thirty-sixth year of the reign of Asa, Baasha king
of Israel came up against Judah and built Ramah, that he might
let none go out or come in to Asa. 2Then Asa brought silver
and gold from the treasuries of the house of the Lord and of
the king's house, and sent to Ben-Hadad king of Syria, who
dwelt in Damascus, saying, 3"Let there be a treaty between
you and me, as there was between my father and your father.
See, I have sent you silver and gold, come, break your treaty
with Baasha, so that he will withdraw from me."
4So Ben-Hadad heeded king Asa, and sent the captains of
his armies against the cities of Israel. 5When Baasha heard it,
he stopped building Ramah and ceased his work.
7Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said,
"Because you have relied on the king of Syria, and have not
relied on the Lord your God, therefore the army of Syria has
escaped from your hand. 8Were the Ethiopians not a huge
army with very many chariots and horsemen? Yet, because
you relied on the Lord, He delivered them into your hand.
9For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole
earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart
is loyal to Him. In this you have done foolishly, therefore
from now on you shall have wars."
10Then Asa was angry with the seer, and put him in prison.
And Asa oppressed some of the people at that time.
12In the thirty-ninth year of his reign, Asa became diseased
in his feet, and his malady was severe; yet in his disease he did
not seek the Lord, but the physicians. 13So Asa rested with
his fathers; he died in the forty-first year of his reign. This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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