My daily exploration of the Bible, taking it one chapter at a time. If I do it everyday, it'll take 1189 days.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

2 Chronicles 16

Asa's blemish

Towards the end of Asa's reign, Baasha, king of Israel, fortified the border between them. Asa paid the king of Aram (Ben-Hadad) to break his treaty with Isreal, so Baasha would have to retreat. So Aram attacked Israel, and Baasha withdrew from the Judean border, and Asa took it back.

A prophet condemned Asa for relying on another king, rather than on God. Asa put him in prison.

Asa died of a disease.

Key verse:
9. For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.

My thoughts:
This is Asa's only real recorded fault (in Chronicles at least). He was a good king. Notice his fault was for doing the exact opposite of what he did against the Cushites.


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