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Day 134 of the podcast, reading 2 Chronicles 13-16 NET, read along at:
This is day 134 of our journey.
Rehoboam's son, Abijah, reigned for only 3 years. He made war with Jeroboam and, being greatly outnumbered, he called out to the Lord for help. God helped him to defeat the much larger army and he was even able to take a few cities away from Israel. After he died, Asa became king. Asa followed God wholeheartedly at the beginning of his reign. He had a great victory over the Cushites, defeating an army of 1,000,000 soldiers! He removed false gods from Judah and led the people to joyfully make a covenant with God. Unfortunately, later in his reign, Judah was under attack and Asa called upon the nation of Syria to protect him instead of calling out to God. Syria saved them from Israel, but eventually became a cause of Israel's oppression.
Join me in 2 Chronicles 13-16 to see the results of following the Lord.
2 Chronicles 13:18
That day the Israelites were defeated; the men of Judah prevailed because they relied on the Lord God of their ancestors.
2 Chronicles 14:12
The Lord struck down the Cushites before Asa and Judah. The Cushites fled,
2 Chronicles 15:15
All Judah was happy about the oath, because they made the vow with their whole heart. They willingly sought the Lord and he responded to them. He made them secure on every side.
2 Chronicles 16:9
Certainly the Lord watches the whole earth carefully and is ready to strengthen those who are devoted to him. You have acted foolishly in this matter; from now on you will have war.”
All Scriptures are from the NET.
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