15:1 And the Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of
15:2 And he went out to meet Asa, and said unto him,
Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin; The LORD is
with you, while ye be with him; and if ye seek him, he will be found of you; but if ye
forsake him, he will forsake you.
If you seek Him, He will be
found by you. Are you seeking God? Are you with the Lord or is your life contrary to the
Lords way? If you do your own thing and want your own way all the time you are not
putting God first in your life. You must put aside all that hinders your walk with the
Lord. You should consider Gods way before making decisions and pray and seek Him.
Such a person is totally dependent on God. If we are easily hurt and touchy and cant
be told anything this is a big problem. We push God aside because of things going against
my way and interests. When we serve the true God we know great peace, joy, love,
friendliness and Christlikeness in our lives.
2Chron 15: 5 When things go
wrong in our lives we often say that satan is doing this but if we are not serving the
true God, God himself goes against us and allows these tumults (see vs 5). God is speaking
When Asa realised they had
forsaken God he sought God with all his heart. Sometimes with something we cant seem
to get rid of in our lives we should the Lord what He is telling us?
v.7 "But you, take
Be strong, do not let your
hands be weak. Never give up. God will be with you and give you the victory and attend to
your every need. Asa took courage and removed all the idols, restored the altar of the
Lord (where sacrifices were made to the Lord). Idols are those very important things in
our lives. Will we do away with them today? Kill all that rebels against God, all the
idols, thoughts and ideas.
Altars are for sacrifices. At
Christmas time have we got thankfulness in our hearts for the great sacrifice God made in
sending his only Son and for the sacrifice Jesus made in shedding his blood for us, at the
altar which God erected at Calvary? Let His precious blood thoroughly cleanse you.
2Chron 15:15 "...and He
was found by them, and the Lord gave them rest all around". God wants you to
experience this blessed rest which He has prepared for you. Then you will know what it is
to go from tumult to rest.