“Now in the thirty-ninth year of his reign, Asa became diseased in his feet. His illness was severe, yet even in his disease he did not seek Adonai but physicians”. 2 Chronicles 16:12
The story of King Asa occupies 3 chapters in 2 Chronicles. In chapter 14, he’s seen trusting in God, instituting revival and rejoicing in victory. In chapter 15, he hears and he heads the prophetic message. But several years pass, and by chapter 16 Asa wants nothing to do with the Lord. Somehow he had lost the fire and faith of his earlier walk with God.
Why? Perhaps he stopped reading the Scriptures. Maybe his life became too busy for prayer. He might have allowed resentments to fester in his heart. Perhaps he fell into sin and his conscious was gradually dulled.
Whatever happened, Asa serves as a warning to us. We must keep close to God every day, being quick to confess and turn from all known sin. Our heart should break when we do wrong, knowing it was our sins that caused Yeshua to suffer. We should keep a tender heart, one that is growing warmer, not colder. Ask God today for a tender conscious and a closer walk with Him. Live carefully and spread the good news!