DAY 3: Asa’s Commitment Wanes
Think about a time when you had to make a really big decision. Did you take the opportunity to get advice from others? Were you willing to ask others for help?
As king Asa ages, we see that his overall commitment to God begins to wane. He’s experiencing a national challenge, and he calls on another king to help. From an outside perspective, it would appear that the plan works and everything should be OK. But a man of God comes to tell Asa that due to his neglect in seeking God to help him, the nation would no longer be in peace, but would be forced into war.
Proverbs 15:22 reads, “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.” It was good for Asa to seek the counsel of others. However, it was unwise for him to not seek out the counsel of God.
Later in life, Asa continues this trend. As he’s struggling with a disease, he relies solely on his physicians, and does not seek the LORD’s help.
As you read today, consider this: Why do you think Asa’s commitment to God waned?
READING & JOURNALING:
Why do you think Asa’s commitment to God waned?
What are some things that you do to ensure your commitment to God stays strong?
F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)
Read: Exodus 2 & 3
Journal: Write it out. Following the pattern from 7 Arrows Page (click here) what did you learn from today’s reading?
Heavenly Father, I admit that it’s hard to know for certain why king Asa’s commitment to You waned as he got older, but I recognize that as I grow older there are more and more things that can distract me from You. Help me to see the things that are causing too much of a distraction in my life. Provide me the wisdom and the courage to lessen – or completely eliminate – these distractions from my life so that I better walk in step with You. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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