I Kings 14:1-20, 29-15:15,25-31; 2 Chronicles 12:15-16, 13:1-20, 14:8-15:19
When Asa, King of Judah, heard Azariah prophecy, something happened.
Azariah told Asa that the Lord was with him. For a long time, Azariah said, Israel had removed themselves from God. They’d ignored God’s law and had paid the price. They were in turmoil. It wasn’t safe to travel, and Israel was being crushed by their enemies.
Then, in their distress, Israel returned to God. Azariah said that when they sought the Lord, He was found by them. Then Asa heard these words we read in verse 7 of 2 Chronicles 14:
But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.
When he heard that, Asa sprung into action. He removed the evidence of idolatry, and the people began to worship God.
Hear God say the same to each of us today. When we seek Him, He is found. When we obey Him, He blesses. When we get out there and fight the enemy, He gives the victory.
So let’s be strong. Let’s not give up. Let’s get in this battle, and make something happen.