1 Kings Chapter 15

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1 Kings 15

1 Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam the son of Nebat reigned Abijam over Judah.

2 Three years reigned he in Jerusalem. and his mother’s name was Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom.

3 And he walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done before him: and his heart was not perfect with the Lord his God, as the heart of David his father.

4 Nevertheless for David’s sake did the Lord his God give him a lamp in Jerusalem, to set up his son after him, and to establish Jerusalem:

5 Because David did that which was right in the eyes of the Lord, and turned not aside from any thing that he commanded him all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.

6 And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all the days of his life.

7 Now the rest of the acts of Abijam, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? And there was war between Abijam and Jeroboam.

8 And Abijam slept with his fathers; and they buried him in the city of David: and Asa his son reigned in his stead.

9 And in the twentieth year of Jeroboam king of Israel reigned Asa over Judah.

10 And forty and one years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom.

11 And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the Lord, as did David his father.

12 And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.

13 And also Maachah his mother, even her he removed from being queen, because she had made an idol in a grove; and Asa destroyed her idol, and burnt it by the brook Kidron.

14 But the high places were not removed: nevertheless Asa’s heart was perfect with the Lord all his days.

15 And he brought in the things which his father had dedicated, and the things which himself had dedicated, into the house of the Lord, silver, and gold, and vessels.

16 And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.

17 And Baasha king of Israel went up against Judah, and built Ramah, that he might not suffer any to go out or come in to Asa king of Judah.

18 Then Asa took all the silver and the gold that were left in the treasures of the house of the Lord, and the treasures of the king’s house, and delivered them into the hand of his servants: and king Asa sent them to Benhadad, the son of Tabrimon, the son of Hezion, king of Syria, that dwelt at Damascus, saying,

19 There is a league between me and thee, and between my father and thy father: behold, I have sent unto thee a present of silver and gold; come and break thy league with Baasha king of Israel, that he may depart from me.

20 So Benhadad hearkened unto king Asa, and sent the captains of the hosts which he had against the cities of Israel, and smote Ijon, and Dan, and Abelbethmaachah, and all Cinneroth, with all the land of Naphtali.

21 And it came to pass, when Baasha heard thereof, that he left off building of Ramah, and dwelt in Tirzah.

22 Then king Asa made a proclamation throughout all Judah; none was exempted: and they took away the stones of Ramah, and the timber thereof, wherewith Baasha had builded; and king Asa built with them Geba of Benjamin, and Mizpah.

23 The rest of all the acts of Asa, and all his might, and all that he did, and the cities which he built, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? Nevertheless in the time of his old age he was diseased in his feet.

24 And Asa slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father: and Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead.

25 And Nadab the son of Jeroboam began to reign over Israel in the second year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned over Israel two years.

26 And he did evil in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the way of his father, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin.

27 And Baasha the son of Ahijah, of the house of Issachar, conspired against him; and Baasha smote him at Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines; for Nadab and all Israel laid siege to Gibbethon.

28 Even in the third year of Asa king of Judah did Baasha slay him, and reigned in his stead.

29 And it came to pass, when he reigned, that he smote all the house of Jeroboam; he left not to Jeroboam any that breathed, until he had destroyed him, according unto the saying of the Lord, which he spake by his servant Ahijah the Shilonite:

30 Because of the sins of Jeroboam which he sinned, and which he made Israel sin, by his provocation wherewith he provoked the Lord God of Israel to anger.

31 Now the rest of the acts of Nadab, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

32 And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.

33 In the third year of Asa king of Judah began Baasha the son of Ahijah to reign over all Israel in Tirzah, twenty and four years.

34 And he did evil in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin.

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43 thoughts on “1 Kings Chapter 15

  1. In this chapter we read about how generation after generation followed in the footsteps of their fathers who both sinned and made Israel sin. But, the beginning of verses 11-15 MSG says “Asa conducted himself well before God, reviving the ways of his ancestor David. He cleaned house:….”. You can break the pattern of sin, just as Asa did. It is time for the church/God’s people to revive, clean house and follow Him. JESUS today YOU will SAVE me.

  2. 11 And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the Lord, as did David his father.

    12 And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.

    13 And also Maachah his mother, even her he removed from being queen, because she had made an idol in a grove; and Asa destroyed her idol, and burnt it by the brook Kidron.

  3. 15. And he brought in the things which his father had dedicated, and the things which himself had dedicated, into the house of the Lord, silver, and gold, and vessels.

    It’s not enough to live on what our fathers have done, but what have we contributed to God’s Kingdom?

  4. 15-23
    Asas good beging changed in later yearsto times of spiritual defeat. His death was an odoriferous one being attended with various sweet spices and perfumes.
    Also David lived an exemplary life before God all his days not going off own his own in willfull defiance of Gods clear direction.

  5. REVIVAL BRINGS WAR

    11 And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the Lord, as did David his father.
    12 And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.
    13 And also Maachah his mother, even her he removed from being queen, because she had made an idol in a grove; and Asa destroyed her idol, and burnt it by the brook Kidron.
    14 But the high places were not removed: nevertheless Asa’s heart was perfect with the Lord all his days.
    15 And he brought in the things which his father had dedicated, and the things which himself had dedicated, into the house of the Lord, silver, and gold, and vessels.
    16 And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.

    Asa purposed to REVIVE the kingdom for the LORD. REVIVAL is birthed in a REPENTED heart. A REPENTED heart is a CLEANED heart. May GOD help Ministers and Saints alike to REPENT and CLEAN our HEARTS, our LIVES and remove ALL idols, not leaving anything but a clean heart and conscience.

    REVIVAL and CHANGE always creates friction, friction births frustration, frustration gives way to fighting. We must be willing to disrupt the normal of sin and idolatry to open the windows of heaven to our GOD. JESUS seeks to show HIMSELF mighty in these last days. The Only Solution is REVIVAL NOW

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
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  6. 33 In the third year of Asa king of Judah began Baasha the son of Ahijah to reign over all Israel in Tirzah, twenty and four years.

    34 And he did evil in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin.

    As a leader what you do influences other people, be careful what example you lead for other people for you could be responsible for what path you lead them down.

  7. 1 Asa did what was right in the eyes of theLord, as his father David had done.

    Amen!!! We must do what is right in the eyes of the Lord and not what is good in our own eyes. Father guide me and lead me where, what, and how you want me to do things. Lord help me be sensitive to your spirit and obey your word. Nothing else is worth following if it ain’t you!!!!

  8. 33 In the third year of Asa king of Judah began Baasha the son of Ahijah to reign over all Israel in Tirzah, twenty and four years.
    34 And he did evil in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin

  9. 1 King 15:11 Asa did what was right in the eyes of the Lord as his father David had done. He expelled all the male shine prostitutes from the land and got rid of all the idols his ancestors had made. He even deposed his grandmother Maakah from her position as Queen mother because she had made a repulsive image for the worship of Asherah. Asa cut it down and burned it in the Kid Ron Valley. Although he did not remove the high places Asa’s heart was fully committed to the Lord all his life.

  10. 14 – Unfortunately, he didn’t get rid of the local sex-and-religion shrines. But he was well-intentioned—his heart was in the right place, in tune with God. MSG

    What are our intentions? We may find ourselves not performing to the letter of the law but what was our intention – did we hold a little back or did we give all we know how to do – God knows the difference. This concept applies to all areas of our lives; including. Finances – God, you and Uncle Sam are the only ones who know the truth on your income and what your tithes should be. If we are giving with our best intention God knows – if we are hiding something like Ananias and Sapphira – God knows.

  11. 22 Then king Asa made a proclamation throughout all Judah; none was exempted: and they took away the stones of Ramah, and the timber thereof, wherewith Baasha had builded; and king Asa built with them Geba of Benjamin, and Mizpah.

    God will allow to take the things the enemy tried to use against you and build something new. Even though you may have a rough past, you can use that to build your testimony on, showing what God has brought you from. What the enemy meant for evil, God can turn it around for our good.

  12. 14 Although the pagan shrines were not removed, Asa’s heart remained completely faithful to the Lord throughout his life. (NLT)

    There will always be some false doctrine around, there will always be “pagan shrines” but thanks be to God there’s no other name that I know to call on, no other God I know to follow, and no other Word I know to fight with. Like Asa, our hearts must remain completely faithful to the Lord, especially in these last days.

  13. 3 And he walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done before him: and his heart was not perfect with the Lord his God, as the heart of David his father.

    The song on my heart this morning when I awoke was:

    Bless the Lord who reigns in beauty;
    Bless the Lord who reigns with wisdom and with power.
    Bless the Lord who fills my life with so much love,
    He can make a perfect heart.

    If I will allow Him to reign in my heart in wisdom and power, my heart will continually grow towards perfection.

  14. 11 And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the Lord, as did David his father.

    12 And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.

    In this chapter we see how each generation affects the other one. .. when David did right and Asa followed in his footsteps everything was great in Isreal. But when the kings followed after evil there was no peace or blessing in the land. We must understand that our actions affect the next generation and follow God with our whole heart so that God will bless us and our children.

  15. iLove to Grow in the Word
    34But he did what was evil in the lord’s sight and followed the example of Jeroboam, continuing the sins that Jeroboam had led Israel to commit.

    Will our children follow the example that we are laying down? Do we want our children following the examples we are laying down? Are the examples we are laying down the right ones? The point is, our children are watching how we handle certain situations and that are determining to either follow or reject them as they grow older. Let us set forth a great example for the next generation.

  16. 1 Kings 15:11-13 (MSG)
    Asa conducted himself well before God, reviving the ways of his ancestor David. He cleaned house: He got rid of the sacred prostitutes and threw out all the idols his predecessors had made. Asa spared nothing and no one: he went so far as to remove Queen Maacah from her position because she had built a shockingly obscene memorial to the whore goddess Asherah. Asa tore it down and burned it up in the Kidron Valley.

    It’s Time to Clean House!
    It’s Time for Revival!
    The Time is NOW!!

  17. 26 He was openly evil before God – he followed in the footsteps of his father who both sinned and made Israel sin. MSG
    It amazes me how someone can just openly sin and do wrong when they know they are doing wrong. It shouldn’t amaze me cause the bible that would happen in the end days. I believe we are living in the end times and people/backslider needs to wake up and get right before its too late. If you are following someone that is leading you down the wrong path wake up get away and go down the right path. I have lost friends and family members cause I didn’t want to do what they want to do knowing that it was wrong. It is okay to be different than others, as long as you are different for GOD!!!

  18. 11 And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the Lord, as did David his father.
    12 And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.
    13 And also Maachah his mother, even her he removed from being queen, because she had made an idol in a grove; and Asa destroyed her idol, and burnt it by the brook Kidron.
    14 But the high places were not removed: nevertheless Asa’s heart was perfect with the Lord all his days.

    Asa came out from the sins of his father and turned things around in his kingdom. In reading this passage it reminded me that the blessings of God are to a thousand generations and because of his lineage in David, this young man received those blessings. Let it be easy for your children and grandchildren to live for God. Let them hear your prayers for them and watch as you live for God. Even if we make mistakes, they will watch as we make things right again and learn how to overcome adversity in their lives as well.

  19. 4 Nevertheless for David’s sake did the Lord his God give him a lamp in Jerusalem, to set up his son after him, and to establish Jerusalem:

    5 Because David did that which was right in the eyes of the Lord, and turned not aside from any thing that he commanded him all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.

    There’s no way that someone could praise and worship God the way David did and God not take notice. He seeks people to worship him in spirit and in truth and when we do he makes a memorial of us and blesses our generations to come for our sake.

  20. 11 And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the Lord, as did David his father.

    12 And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.

    13 And also Maachah his mother, even her he removed from being queen, because she had made an idol in a grove; and Asa destroyed her idol, and burnt it by the brook Kidron.

    14 But the high places were not removed: nevertheless Asa’s heart was perfect with the Lord all his days.

  21. 11 And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the Lord, as did David his father.

    12 And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.

  22. 11 And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the Lord, as did David his father.

    12 And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.

    13 And also Maachah his mother, even her he removed from being queen, because she had made an idol in a grove; and Asa destroyed her idol, and burnt it by the brook Kidron.

    14 But the high places were not removed: nevertheless Asa’s heart was perfect with the Lord all his days.

  23. Be careful who you are listening to.

    I pray that God will forgive me of the people who I might have led to sin. I’m wrong LORD. I love you and thank you for loving me and giving me second chances to change my life.
    You are an amazing Jesus and I appreciate you teaching me right from wrong.
    This passage was clear to me today. There’s pastor’s that I’ve been listening to that were not filled with the holy ghost with evidence of speaking in tongues.
    I hope I can change my ways for you Lord and only you. And adhere what the man of God says to my life.

    You are t ruely the King….Jesus.

  24. Everything good and everything lovely belongs to God our heavenly father. We need to show ourselves faithful and just so others can see Jesus in us. We need to focus on the positive and pray on the negative, because he lives I can face tomorrow.

  25. 14 But the high places were not removed: nevertheless Asa’s heart was perfect with the Lord all his days

    we must remove everything we can from our lives to live a holy life before God.

  26. “15 And he brought in the things which his father had dedicated, and the things which himself had dedicated, into the house of the Lord, silver, and gold, and vessels.”

    Giving God your best! Give God your best praise! Your best worship! Your best prayer! The sacrifice that was made at calvary could never compare to any love or sacrifice anyone else could ever make for you. It is important young people that we realize the importance of giving God our best! Every day that God gives you the opportunity to live another day… take ADVANTAGE of the opportunity! Remember not many young people got the chance to wake up another day …. but you that have the opportunity , TAKE IT! Give God your very BEST!!

  27. 1 Kings 15:14-15 (GNT with Deuterocanon)
    14 Even though Asa did not destroy all the pagan places of worship, he remained faithful to the Lord all his life. 15 He placed in the Temple all the objects his father had dedicated to God, as well as the gold and silver objects that he himself dedicated.

    A leader leads at all times whether they are a good leader or an evil leader. Influence is not partisan, and has no conscience. This is why we must follow the word of God when it says to work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. We are always leading someone to heaven or hell, to Christ or away from Christ.

  28. Since the division of Israel war between Judah and the northern tribes has been the norm. The two parties are not always engaged in active combat; however, the hostility between them is long standing and chronic, having begun during the reigns of Rehoboam and Jeroboam (vs 6). The animosity continues throughout the reigns of King Baasha of Israel and King Abijah of Judah. When Asa comes to power in Judah he initiates numerous religion reforms committing himself to the one true God. However, he, too battles against Baasha, who has now fortified Ramah, a city of Benjamin on the border between Judah and Israel. Baasha’s move has a double intent: to block the trade route to Jerusalem and to block the road to keep people of the northern kingdom from traveling to Jerusalem to worship.

  29. “Nevertheless for David’s sake did the Lord his God give him a lamp in Jerusalem, to set up his son after him, and to establish Jerusalem”. The word of Jesus (God) stated it was because of David. When one obeys God and his word, as David did one is right; whereas when one disobeys or twists/changes the word of God one is not. One thing that one can rest assured on is, one will definitely know on judgement day. Dear God, awaken us (me) while there is yet time to repent and change. God Bless America, Israel, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  30. “And also Maachah his mother, even her he removed from being queen, because she had made an idol in a grove; and Asa destroyed her idol, and burnt it by the brook Kidron.” All will have decisions in life, which some decisions may have eternal consequences. Albeit nothing or no one should ever come between the Lord and oneself. God help us focus on you and let nothing distract us, in Jesus name.

  31. 14 But the high places were not removed: nevertheless Asa’s heart was perfect with the Lord all his days.

    What an amazing thing it would be to have your memory forever recorded in the Word of God has having your heart perfect with the Lord all your days. Lord may you keep my heart may I walk in your ways all of my days in Jesus name.

  32. 30 Because of the sins of Jeroboam which he sinned, and which he made Israel sin, by his provocation wherewith he provoked the Lord God of Israel to anger.

    So many people suffered after Jeroboam because of his sin. How long will some go in there sin, that will transcend even to there next generation. In this case, his in was so great, God had to wipe our his whole family to stop the sin. The family had so many chances to turn from there sin until it was enough.

    There comes a point were we can provoke God to act. Jeroboam did so much evil God had to kill his seed to save Israel from that savage cycle.

    What things reoccur in our lives we need immediate action that can grow to affect our children and children’s children? Break every chain! In Jesus name!

  33. What are you teaching your kids?

    3 And he walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done before him: and his heart was not perfect with the Lord his God, as the heart of David his father.

    Whether we like to admit it or not, our kids want to be like us and most of the time and they learn even our bad habits. We have to wake up and realize that he’ll is real for them too.

  34. Who is following you?

    “In the third year of Asa king of Judah began Baasha the son of Ahijah to reign over all Israel in Tirzah, twenty and four years. And he did evil in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin.”
    ‭‭1 Kings‬ ‭15:33-34‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Leaders have followers wether they are good leaders or bad leaders. In this case the entire country swayed in the wind between good, God fearing men or men who did what was right int hire own eyes. When people follow their own hearts they seek after possessions, positions, and other selfish gains. When people seek after God, his kingdom comes. For us to make a difference and have Godly followers we need to seek him and not self.

  35. Asa did well in comparison to these other clowns. His strategy was successful. We also see the fulfillment of God’s judgement on the house of jeroboam. It is best to be on the Lord’s side.

  36. 34 And he did evil in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin.
    This is not the time to be living for the world. The Lord is going to return soon for his people. We have to be ready at all times.

  37. And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the Lord, as did David his father.

    12 And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.

    13 And also Maachah his mother, even her he removed from being queen, because she had made an idol in a grove; and Asa destroyed her idol, and burnt it by the brook Kidron.

    14 But the high places were not removed: nevertheless Asa’s heart was perfect with the Lord all his days.

    It’s time to get rid of all other things and accomplish what God desires. We must also learn to go after the “high places”

    This means War

  38. 32 And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.

    33 In the third year of Asa king of Judah began Baasha the son of Ahijah to reign over all Israel in Tirzah, twenty and four years.

    34 And he did evil in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin.

  39. 11 And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the Lord, as did David his father.

    12 And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.

    13 And also Maachah his mother, even her he removed from being queen, because she had made an idol in a grove; and Asa destroyed her idol, and burnt it by the brook Kidron.

    14 But the high places were not removed: nevertheless Asa’s heart was perfect with the Lord all his days.

    Here we see that you don’t have to follow in the footsteps of your parents. If your mother or father have fallen by the wayside that doesn’t mean it’s over for you. Clear out every idol ands ungodly practice from your life and fill it with things that honor God.

  40. 11 Asa did what was pleasing in the LORD’s sight, as his ancestor David had done. 12 He banished the male and female shrine prostitutes from the land and got rid of all the idols his ancestors had made.

    This shows the curse of evil can be broken. It only takes one to follow in God’s steps. King Asa recognize who God was and followed his commands. It takes a mighty man of God to pray, worship and praise God at all times.

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