A FOOLISH ACT

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY
DEVOTIONAL…
DATE : Wednesday 3 September
2014
THEME : A FOOLISH ACT
Memorise:
For the eyes of the LORD run to
and fro throughout the whole
earth, to shew himself strong in
the behalf of them whose heart is
perfect toward him. Herein thou
hast done foolishly: therefore from
henceforth thou shalt have wars.
2 Chronicles 16:9
Read: 2 Chronicles 16:7-9
7 And at that time Hanani the seer
came to Asa king of Judah, and
said unto him, Because thou hast
relied on the king of Syria, and not
relied on the LORD thy God,
therefore is the host of the king of
Syria escaped out of thine hand.
8 Were not the Ethiopians and the
Lubims a huge host, with very
many chariots and horsemen? yet,
because thou didst rely on the
LORD, he delivered them into thine
hand.
9 For the eyes of the LORD run to
and fro throughout the whole
earth, to shew himself strong in
the behalf of them whose heart is
perfect toward him. Herein thou
hast done foolishly: therefore from
henceforth thou shalt have wars.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : JOHN
14:15-16:33 and JOB 32:15-33:7
Message
There was a king in the land of
Judah called Asa, the son of Abijah
(Judah comprised of two out of the
twelve tribes of Israel). He reigned
over Judah for forty-one years. He
had a good record and was highly
commended for the many
wonderful things he achieved for
the Lord during his tenure. The
Bible in 2 Chronicles 14:2-3 says:
“And Asa did that which was good
and right in the eyes of the LORD
his God: For he took away the
altars of the strange gods, and the
high places, and brake down the
images, and cut down the groves:”
The above passage reveals the
good works of King Asa as highly
commendable, especially because
at that time, Israel was in a state
of apostasy. He knew the laws of
God and had zeal for the things of
God. He hated evil and anything
that represented evil. This he
exhibited by taking away the
strange altars, breaking down
contrary images and cutting down
the groves. What more can anyone
expect from King Asa but
continued commitment to God.
Because of King Asa’s obedience,
God showed Himself strong on
behalf of Judah during his reign.
God fought against their enemies
and sent several prophets to the
king to encourage him, give him
direction, and warn him of
impending dangers. However, in
the thirty-sixth year of King Asa’s
reign, Baasha the king of Israel
took up arms against Judah his
brother and Asa was sore afraid.
He was so afraid that he forgot the
great battles the Lord had won for
him in the past. Out of fear and
confusion, he negotiated with
Syria, giving them the treasures of
the House of God as a reward for
their assistance. This is where King
Asa committed a foolish mistake. I
pray that you will not be blind to
anything capable of destroying
you, your family or your future in
Jesus’ Name.
The agreement King Asa had with
Benhadad, king of Syria, appeared
to be highly rewarding at first
because it resulted in King Baasha
retreating to his domain. But God
said by so doing, Asa had acted
foolishly. Always remember that
the eyes of the Lord are running
to and fro throughout the whole
world to show Himself strong on
behalf of anyone whose heart is
perfect towards Him. Do not look
at your circumstance, look unto
God for survival, sustenance,
support and blessings, and you will
never be disappointed in Jesus’
Name.
Prayer Point
Father, please let me never fall
into any circumstance that will
make me negotiate or enter into
an agreement with the enemies of
God, in Jesus’ Name.

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