2 Chronicles Chapter 16

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2 Chronicles 16

1 In the six and thirtieth year of the reign of Asa Baasha king of Israel came up against Judah, and built Ramah, to the intent that he might let none go out or come in to Asa king of Judah.

2 Then Asa brought out silver and gold out of the treasures of the house of the Lord and of the king’s house, and sent to Benhadad king of Syria, that dwelt at Damascus, saying,

3 There is a league between me and thee, as there was between my father and thy father: behold, I have sent thee silver and gold; go, break thy league with Baasha king of Israel, that he may depart from me.

4 And Benhadad hearkened unto king Asa, and sent the captains of his armies against the cities of Israel; and they smote Ijon, and Dan, and Abelmaim, and all the store cities of Naphtali.

5 And it came to pass, when Baasha heard it, that he left off building of Ramah, and let his work cease.

6 Then Asa the king took all Judah; and they carried away the stones of Ramah, and the timber thereof, wherewith Baasha was building; and he built therewith Geba and Mizpah.

7 And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said unto him, Because thou hast relied on the king of Syria, and not relied on the Lord thy God, therefore is the host of the king of Syria escaped out of thine hand.

8 Were not the Ethiopians and the Lubims a huge host, with very many chariots and horsemen? yet, because thou didst rely on the Lord, he delivered them into thine hand.

9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.

10 Then Asa was wroth with the seer, and put him in a prison house; for he was in a rage with him because of this thing. And Asa oppressed some of the people the same time.

11 And, behold, the acts of Asa, first and last, lo, they are written in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel.

12 And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease he sought not to the Lord, but to the physicians.

13 And Asa slept with his fathers, and died in the one and fortieth year of his reign.

14 And they buried him in his own sepulchres, which he had made for himself in the city of David, and laid him in the bed which was filled with sweet odours and divers kinds of spices prepared by the apothecaries’ art: and they made a very great burning for him.

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43 thoughts on “2 Chronicles Chapter 16

  1. 9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.

    Help us Lord that our hearts be perfect towards you.

  2. Verse 9 CEV “The Lord is constantly watching everyone, and he gives strength to those who faithfully obey him. But you have done a foolish thing, and your kingdom will never be at peace again.” Same verse in the MSG “God is always on the alert, constantly on the lookout for people who are totally committed to him. You were foolish to go for human help when you could have had God’s help. Now you’re in trouble—one round of war after another.” Once again this reminds of what Pastor preached on Wednesday, seek the Lord first before doing anything. Psalm 118:8 AMP “It is better to take refuge in the Lord Than to trust in man.” Same verse KJV “It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.”

  3. 10. Then Asa was wroth with the seer, and put him in a prison house; for he was in a rage with him because of this thing. And Asa oppressed some of the people the same time.

    Don’t shoot the messenger!
    We’ve heard this saying many times when we didn’t like the message given to us, but directed our anger towards the one delivering the message instead of the one who sent it.
    Asa would have done well to direct his anger toward himself, the real problem, and then repented…but then, that’s usually what we all need to do, but first we have to defeat our own flesh and pride.

    Galatians 4:16
    Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?

  4. 10 Then Asa was wroth with the seer, and put him in a prison house; for he was in a rage with him because of this thing. And Asa oppressed some of the people the same time.

    We should not be angry with the man of God when he speaks the truth or what God tells him to speak, but we should listen and obey the Lord.

  5. Just after that, Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah and said, “Because you went for help to the king of Aram and didn’t ask God for help, you’ve lost a victory over the army of the king of Aram. Didn’t the Ethiopians and Libyans come against you with superior forces, completely outclassing you with their chariots and cavalry? But you asked God for help and he gave you the victory. God is always on the alert, constantly on the lookout for people who are totally committed to him. You were foolish to go for human help when you could have had God’s help. Now you’re in trouble—one round of war after another.” A full account of Asa is written in The Chronicles of the Kings of Judah . In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa came down with a severe case of foot infection. He didn’t ask God for help, but went instead to the doctors. Then Asa died; he died in the forty-first year of his reign. They buried him in a mausoleum that he had built for himself in the City of David. They laid him in a crypt full of aromatic oils and spices. Then they had a huge bonfire in his memory.
    2 Chronicles 16:7‭-‬9‭, ‬11‭-‬14 MSG
    http://bible.com/97/2ch.16.7-14.MSG

    He knew what he was supposed to do, and then he was reminded what he was supposed to do and stubbornly did it again!!!

    This is an example of how we sometimes forget or think that we don’t need GOD (PRIDE), OOOOO BUT WE DO!!! FOR WITHOUT HIM WE CAN DO NOTHING!!!

    HELP US TO TRUST YOU COMPLETELY!!!

    WHAT BROTHER C. WRIGHT PRAYED LAST NIGHT WAS A HUGE REMINDER OF HOW WE ARE TO TAKE TIME (OF GOD’S TIME, CAUSE IT’S NOT OUR TIME!!!) TO PRAY WITHOUT CEASING!!! BUT TO HAVE CHILD LIKE FAITH…….!!! REMINDED ME THAT I WAS LACKING!!! THANK YOU JESUS FOR HEALING ME, FOR USING BROTHER WRIGHT, TO BRING TO MY REMEMBRANCE THAT MY FAITH HAD DIMINISHED!!!

    I PRAISE YOU JESUS!!! THANK YOU DADDY!!! MERCIFUL FATHER……

  6. 9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.
    God is always looking for a way to bless someone or make a way out of no way. God thrives in doing the impossible and he was seeking to do so in this passage. This verse reminds me of another verse “God will work, who will let him” Therefore we should keep our hearts for pure towards him and position ourselves for blessing!

  7. 12 And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease he sought not to the Lord, but to the physicians.

    What a very sad position to be in. Diseased in his feet. Does this mean he could not walk? The word says here his disease was exceedingly great! But because his heart was hardened he did not seek the Lord. We cannot let any disease of hatred,hurt,failures,to cause us not to seek after God. We cannot turn to the world for the answers only the Great Physcian can bring the healing we need. Feet are important there is an armour called preparation of peace that our ffeet are to be shod with. Jesus thought feet were so important he commanded the disciples to wash one another’s feet. The woman with the costly oil washed Jesus feet…….if only he had called on the name of the Lord not only would Gid have healed his feet but most I,ports try his heart would have been made whole.

  8. 7 And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said unto him, Because thou hast relied on the king of Syria, and not relied on the Lord thy God, therefore is the host of the king of Syria escaped out of thine hand.

    8 Were not the Ethiopians and the Lubims a huge host, with very many chariots and horsemen? yet, because thou didst rely on the Lord, he delivered them into thine hand.

    9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.

  9. 9 The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. What a fool you have been! From now on you will be at war.” (NLT)

    Be fully committed to Him!!

  10. 9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.

    The reason why God does not work on your behalf. Because our works are not perfect to God. He wants to show up but how can he when we are foolish. The old saying,” you can give a man a fish and he will eat for a day, or teach a man how to fish and he will eat for a life time” Yes this is true. But if the man you are teaching, keeps saying show me again and again he will not learn until he is by himself. The foolish in heart, who can help them? Let’s us be pure and honest in our hearts in what we do. This way God can show his mighty power.

  11. 9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.

  12. TRUTH HURTS

    7 And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said unto him, Because thou hast relied on the king of Syria, and not relied on the Lord thy God, therefore is the host of the king of Syria escaped out of thine hand.
    8 Were not the Ethiopians and the Lubims a huge host, with very many chariots and horsemen? yet, because thou didst rely on the Lord, he delivered them into thine hand.
    9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.

    For the past 2 chapters we have read and celebrated the desire and decisions of Asa as he demonstrated his FAITH by calling on LORD and following the instructions given by the LORD. However we read the painful, faithless, bitter end of a man who lived in great times. I am reminded of the writings of Paul in the New Testament:

    Galatians 5:7 Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?

    Asa found himself relying on the resources that GOD had BLESSED him with, rather than relying on the GOD that BLESSED him.

    What went wrong?

    Asa bought his way out of FAITH.

    2 Then Asa brought out silver and gold out of the treasures of the house of the Lord and of the king’s house, and sent to Benhadad king of Syria, that dwelt at Damascus, saying,
    3 There is a league between me and thee, as there was between my father and thy father: behold, I have sent thee silver and gold; go, break thy league with Baasha king of Israel, that he may depart from me.
    4 And Benhadad hearkened unto king Asa, and sent the captains of his armies against the cities of Israel; and they smote Ijon, and Dan, and Abelmaim, and all the store cities of Naphtali.

    Using the BLESSINGS of GOD, Asa bribed Benhadad to follow him and cause Baasha to cease his work.

    Now the LORD sends a “seer” with a word of TRUTH. A seer is not a prophet but one with FAITH to identify and speak TRUTH about where we are.

    SEER – 7200. raw-aw´; to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative):—advise self, appear, approve, behold, x certainly, consider, discern, (make to) enjoy, have experience, gaze, take heed, x indeed, x joyfully, lo, look (on, one another, one on another, one upon another, out, up, upon), mark, meet, x be near, perceive, present, provide, regard, (have) respect, (fore-, cause to, let) see(-r, -m, one another), shew (self), x sight of others, (e-)spy, stare, x surely, x think, view, visions.

    Asa did not seek the LORD, the LORD sought Asa through Hanani the seer, which further supports the fact that:

    If GOD has to enquire of our location we are most likely already in trouble. See Adam, Saul and now Asa.

    The decision Asa made to rely on the resources of GOD rather than the GOD of resources is further demonstrated at the end of his life.

    MSG
    10 At that, Asa lost his temper. Angry, he put Hanani in the stocks. At the same time Asa started abusing some of the people.

    11-14 A full account of Asa is written in The Chronicles of the Kings of Judah. In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa came down with a severe case of foot infection. He didn’t ask God for help, but went instead to the doctors. Then Asa died; he died in the forty-first year of his reign. They buried him in a mausoleum that he had built for himself in the City of David.

    Is this the way you want it to end?

    We must continue to feed the desire for the Kingdom of GOD in our lives, never relenting, never distracted, never too blessed to seek, never too busy to pray, never too experienced to learn and affirm, never too old to submit. Seek the LORD while he may be found.

    Lets pack out The POFW from 6-9pm Friday and Saturday as we invite the Kingdom of GOD.

    Blessings,

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap

  13. 12 In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa was afflicted with a disease in his feet. Though his disease was severe, even in his illness he did not seek help from the Lord, but only from the physicians.

    Wow!!!! this chapter made me laugh because of the foolishness of own actions. Asa got so mad of his own actions that he made he was put in prison and yet when he had a disease he still didn’t seek the Lord!!! Wow plain foolishness!!!! Wish I could say we don’t see that anymore but we do. People blaming God for actions that they themselves have made and I was once also guilty of this also. However, I rejoice because NOW I lean on the Lord and seek Him daily like never before. I stopped relying on other gods and started relying on the TRUE Savior Jesus Christ. I saw so many things in this chapter, obedience, healing, health, sacrifice, honesty, pain, ignorance, foolishness, pride…..Help us father be humble and realize we can’t do NOTHING without you!!!!!

  14. 7 And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said unto him, Because thou hast relied on the king of Syria, and not relied on the Lord thy God, therefore is the host of the king of Syria escaped out of thine hand.

    8 Were not the Ethiopians and the Lubims a huge host, with very many chariots and horsemen? yet, because thou didst rely on the Lord, he delivered them into thine hand.

    9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.

    Our actions are not without consequence. Asa relied on his own intellect, thoughts, and human capacity. He put his faith and trust in fellow man. And though he got his desired results in the short term, he reaped consequences of war for the rest of his life that would not be there had he trusted in God. God has a better plan than we ever could.

  15. 12 And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease he sought not to the Lord, but to the physicians.

    13 And Asa slept with his fathers, and died in the one and fortieth year of his reign.

    14 And they buried him in his own sepulchres, which he had made for himself in the city of David, and laid him in the bed which was filled with sweet odours and divers kinds of spices prepared by the apothecaries’ art: and they made a very great burning for him.

    This passage definitely made me think, you know if we just go to prayer about our sicknesses and other situations instead of running to doctors and counselors like they know everything. Who do you think has given the doctors the knowledge..God! God is all knowing, he know the ending from the beginning. Sometimes if our faith can hold on just a little bit long we will see alot more miracles accomplishing in lifes. I’M so guilty! God forgive me for not always placing my confidence you. ALL WE NEED IS FAITH AS A SIZE OF A MUSTARD SEED. What God has done for others he can do it for you!!!

  16. 7 And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said unto him, Because thou hast relied on the king of Syria, and not relied on the Lord thy God, therefore is the host of the king of Syria escaped out of thine hand.

    I’m taking this as a personal warning from how God has helped me, and what I’ve been praying about. God will help us. All we have to do is trust in Him. Even in the little decisions where we could help out our situation a little bit He says no.Trust ME! I’m going to HIM! God has brought me too far for me to lose it all to the hand of the enemy because I decide to step out. No!! YOU GRIWME, LORD!!! I TRUST IN YOU!!!!!

  17. 7 And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said unto him, Because thou hast relied on the king of Syria, and not relied on the Lord thy God, therefore is the host of the king of Syria escaped out of thine hand.
    9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.
    10 Then Asa was wroth with the seer, and put him in a prison house; for he was in a rage with him because of this thing. And Asa oppressed some of the people the same time.

    Towards the end of his life, Asa stopped relying on the Lord. Pride? He was successful, had peace, overcame the enemy and somewhere stopped thanking God for all his blessings and victories. When the prophet came, Asa hardened his heart against the message and his God. This flesh must be crucified daily – we know that if we give it an inch, it will take a mile (repeating Bro Wright). We must daily pray as Pastor just taught on the Lord’s prayer: “thy will be done”…not mine. We are too close to Heaven to stop now.

  18. iLove to Grow in the Word

    “The eyes of the LORD search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. What a fool you have been! From now on you will be at war.””
    ‭‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭16:9‬ ‭NLT‬‬
    😳 Wow, what a rebuke to the once righteous king. We know it is here that God has the power and the ability to bring peace or to bring war. We also notice that the king had a serious foot disease. The Bible makes it especially clear that he sought physicians and did not seek the Lord.

    Lord help each one of us put you first. Let us not trust the strength of men, but let us trust in the strength of God.

  19. 9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have

    We must learn to ALWAYS RELY ON OUR GOD!!! If He did it once He will do it again. If He did it for me He will do it for you. It is easy to backslide if we put our faith in men but when we put our faith and eyes in the Lord He will NEVER let us down!! Thank you Jesus for You NEVER leave us nor forsake us.
    Psalm 121:1-3 121 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
    3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

  20. 7 And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said unto him, Because thou hast relied on the king of Syria, and not relied on the Lord thy God, therefore is the host of the king of Syria escaped out of thine hand.

    8 Were not the Ethiopians and the Lubims a huge host, with very many chariots and horsemen? yet, because thou didst rely on the Lord, he delivered them into thine hand.

    9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.

    10 Then Asa was wroth with the seer, and put him in a prison house; for he was in a rage with him because of this thing. And Asa oppressed some of the people the same time.

    Don’t forget God and start doing you’re own thing. It will cause pride to rise up in your heart when God sends someone to correct you, and then if not received, it will cause bitterness (disease) physical, emotion and or spiritual to eat away at you until death is eminent.

    Create in me a clean heart oh Lord, and renew in me a right spirit everyday!

  21. As I read this chapter, I asked myself the question, “What happened? Why did king Asa go from a man who relied on God to a man who relied on man?” Then I thought about all the years of REST God had given King Asa from his enemies.
    Then I asked myself, “What did King Asa do in those years of REST, when life was going good for him and his people? Did he take life easy? Did he stop seeking God? Did he no longer need God? Did he grow idle? Did he no longer work building the kingdom?”

    When God gives us a time of REST from our enemies, what do we do in that time?
    It’s not a time to take life easy and stop seeking God or to grow idle and stop working for His kingdom. It is a time to Pray, Read God’s Word, and GROW closer to Him. It’s a time to be strengthened and to keep working for the kingdom of God. Because we know there’s another battle coming, and if we are relying on and seeking God and working for His kingdom, He will be with us.

    The Spiritual decline of a man happens when he no longer relies on or seeks God in his life.

  22. By reading this chapter
    Don’t put you tust in human way but put you tust in the lord and all his was
    You see people don’t want to heat that
    That why asa put hanani in prison

    Asa became so angry with Hanani for saying this that he threw him into prison and put him in stocks. At that time Asa also began to oppress some of his people.
    2 Chronicles 16:10 NLT

    What really got my attention is verse 7 when say in the NLT. You missed your chance to destrony the army of the king of the king of aram
    Could it be that some of us is so tune in ourselves about our problems. So tune in with other people in this world think and believe that we are let our chance pass us by

    Dont put your tust in this world but put your tust in the lord. For This world is only a pass by
    But our lord is internity, Never ending .

    • Psalms 2:1 kiss the son lest he be angry and ye perish from the way when his wrath is kindled but a little blessed are all they that put their trust in him

      Blessed be the one who put their tust in god

  23. 9 God is always on the alert, constantly on the lookout for people who are totally committed to him. You were foolish to go for human help when you could have had God’s help. Now you’re in trouble – one round of war after another.” MSG

  24. 4 And they buried him in his own sepulchres, which he had made for himself in the city of David, and laid him in the bed which was filled with sweet odours and divers kinds of spices prepared by the apothecaries’ art: and they made a very great burning for him

    I appreciate GOD and His magnificent power.

  25. 7 And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said unto him, Because thou hast relied on the king of Syria, and not relied on the Lord thy God, therefore is the host of the king of Syria escaped out of thine hand.

    Many times we do this very same thing. We too show our lack of faith, when we too fail to put our whole trust in Jesus…

  26. “And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said unto him, Because thou hast relied on the king of Syria, and not relied on the Lord thy God, therefore is the host of the king of Syria escaped out of thine hand.” The word of God (Creator) provides a lesson. One should never seek another (creation) before seeking Jesus, and one would be very wise to wait upon the Lord. For the day in which one acts as Asa, one will also be on one’s own. Dear God, open our (my) eyes and ears that we (I) would not become stiff-necked. God Bless America, Israel, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  27. “And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease he sought not to the Lord, but to the physicians.” Asa was unwise in not seeking the Lord for his healing; however it could have been different if he would have done both. The point is we should seek the Lord first, and then see the doctor. God help us see the significance of seeking you first, in Jesus name.

  28. 9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefo

    He is seeking are you? When we seek Him we will find Him and He will show himself on our behalf.

  29. 6 Then Asa the king took all Judah; and they carried away the stones of Ramah, and the timber thereof, wherewith Baasha was building; and he built therewith Geba and Mizpah.

    If you don’t use it you lose it. People play around with their gifts. The story of the talents…. of you don’t use what God has given you, he will give it
    To someone else. Take care of what do had foffekntodnn

  30. 12In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa was afflicted with a disease in his feet. Though his disease was severe, even in his illness he did not seek help from the Lord, but only from the physicians.

    First he took silver and gold from the treasuries of the temple and gave them to bribe another king to make a treaty. He didn’t must trust in God and respect the house of the Lord enough to begin with. So it took these measures to land him where he is here with disease in his feet. He didn’t seek the Lord before and he doesn’t now for healing. The same God that can protect his people can also heal them.

  31. 2 Chronicles 16:12 (NLT)
    12 In the thirty-ninth year of his reign, Asa developed a serious foot disease. Yet even with the severity of his disease, he did not seek the Lord’s help but turned only to his physicians.

    Luke 4:23 (KJV Strong’s)
    23 And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.

    There is only one who can answer our prayers. The question is are we going to let him or are we going to usurp him and answer our own prayer?

    When we ask the Lord to do something concerning a situation, or ask for his help, or ask for his will, we are literally relinquishing our control of that thing. He is now in control and we do not have to worry.

    Yet when we try and solve the problem ourselves it is a slap in the face to God. Why even ask him in the first place if we are going to try and take care of it ourselves anyway?

    We must trust, and have faith in him that he will do his will and answer our prayer in his time. The right time.

    Let’s not be like Asa and look for help outside of God.

  32. For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.(2 Chronicles 16:9 KJV)

    For the Lords eyes are watching down on us throughout the whole world,he wants to show himself strong to someone with a perfect willing heart towards him. If Asa would of had a pure heart to serve God then God would have been his strength and protection against his enemies. Since he wants to behave like the Lord’s enemy then God will forsake him. To be out of the Lord’s covering is dangerous to die in sin.

  33. 8 Were not the Ethiopians and the Lubims a huge host, with very many chariots and horsemen? yet, because thou didst rely on the Lord, he delivered them into thine hand.

    Don’t rely on your own strength to fight your battles. It will only take you so far. But when you rely on Jesus, you have victory at all times.

  34. 7 And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said unto him, Because thou hast relied on the king of Syria, and not relied on the Lord thy God, therefore is the host of the king of Syria escaped out of thine hand.

    8 Were not the Ethiopians and the Lubims a huge host, with very many chariots and horsemen? yet, because thou didst rely on the Lord, he delivered them into thine hand.

    We see here the result of when one turns fo man instead of God. He the Lord takes his hands of you. We even learn God’s desire for when one gets sick. The word says that the king turned to the physicians and not to God. He is our maker and our Lord we should put all trust in Him. Seek Him first in everything even in your illness. If he can put the world togther and make you out of dirt then surely he can handle your situation. Put your trust in God.

  35. Asa abandoned God and put his trust in men. It was said that God would be with him if he was with God. By turning his back in God, he lost God’s favor. Rather than repent, he gets angry and takes his bitterness out on others. I wonder what would have happened if he would have humbled himself and repented.

  36. The truth of the matter is God is ready, available, and willing to be there for us but if we don’t want Him He will gladly let us have the pain and hurt of this world. Trust God or allow yourself to be deceived.

  37. “And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease he sought not to the Lord, but to the physicians. And Asa slept with his fathers, and died in the one and fortieth year of his reign.”
    ‭‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭16:12-13‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Asa was diseased in year 39 and died in year 41. But he never turned to the Lord. It makes me wonder how much longer he would have lived if he turn to Jesus for help. It also makes me think that he probably had more pain than just three years. There is a period of time before diagnosis that people go with pain before they actually find out that there is something wrong.

    Why the feet? They are your foundation. They are your transportation. They are the stance for war. So because he would not turn to God he had no foundation, no transportation, and no way to war.

  38. 8 Were not the Ethiopians and the Lubims a huge host, with very many chariots and horsemen? yet, because thou didst rely on the Lord, he delivered them into thine hand.

    9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.

  39. 7 And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said unto him, Because thou hast relied on the king of Syria, and not relied on the Lord thy God, therefore is the host of the king of Syria escaped out of thine hand.
    9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.

    How is we know God has victory for us in our lives but He is sometimes not our first call when trouble arises? I have been guilty of this. I am still guilty of this but am trying to be more mindful of my actions. I predict the reason we sometimes chose to rely on people or ask for a person’s help before we ask or seek God is the instant gratification from face-to-face interactions with people. I know pray works and there are times when I can feel the presence of God so strong I am afraid to move. However, there are other times when it seems He is nowhere to be found.

    I fully understand that God is omnipresent and will never forsake me. I believe my personal issue is my faith is not as strong as I want it to be. I know He can cure all manner of disease. I know he wants the best for His children. However, we are spoiled children and patience is a virtue many of us lack.

  40. At that time Hanani the seer came to King Asa and told him, “Because you have put your trust in the king of Aram instead of in the Lord your God, you missed your chance to destroy the army of the king of Aram.
    2 Chronicles 16:7 NLT
    http://bible.com/116/2ch.16.7.NLT

    This just tells us and shows us to be careful who we put our trust in. If we trust man instead of God there will always be fighting but if we trust in the Lord he has already given the victory.

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