Asa: Day 4

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DAY 4: A Life Summary

Reading through the lives of Old Testament kings can be challenging. As you read through 1 & 2 Samuel and 1 & 2 Kings, you then come to 1 & 2 Chronicles and start to wonder, Haven’t I already read through this story?

The simple answer is yes, you probably have. The longer answer is that these books were all written and compiled by different people. So the life story of king Asa is much more detailed in 2 Chronicles than it is in 1 Kings. The brief section about his life in 1 Kings is nothing more than a brief summary of his life and accomplishments.  

But here’s the thing, your life story isn’t much different. Somebody could write out your life story and provide a lot of details. These details could be passed on from your children to your grand children and continue to be passed on for dozens of generations. But somebody else may write out your life story and simply write a brief summary of who you were and your greatest accomplishments. 

As you read today, consider this: If you were to write a brief summary of your life and your greatest accomplishments, what would you write? 


     1 KINGS 15:8-24

If you were to write a brief summary of your life and your greatest accomplishments, what would you write?

Despite some of Asa’s mistakes, he was still a great king for the people of Judah. Despite some of your mistakes, you too can live a great life. Review this week’s readings. What led Asa to be such a great king? What steps can you take to emulate him in your own life? 

F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)

Read: Exodus 4 & 5

Journal: Write it out. Following the pattern from 7 Arrows Page (click here) what did you learn from today’s reading?


Heavenly Father, I confess that it’s a big challenge for me to think about my greatest accomplishments. Nevertheless, I do have a desire to leave something meaningful behind for my children, grandchildren, or other loved ones. Continue to help me know the purpose You have for my life, and help me to live out that purpose each and every day. In Jesus’ name. Amen. 

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