There were not many kings of either Israel or Judah who had the privilege of peace throughout their reign. In the same way there are not many of us who can claim to have a full life of peace – peace with God, peace with other people, and peace of mind. Yet having a life of peace is an attribute we all desire.
Asa was one of those few kings who did have a peaceful reign. We find that “the kingdom was at peace under him.” (v 5) And, “The land was at peace. No one was at war with him during those years, for the LORD gave him rest.” (v 6) It was not just an accident that there was peace during Asa’s reign, nor was it chance or coincidence. Asa had peace because he “did what was good and right in the eyes of the LORD his God.” (v 2) Asa put God first, not only in his own life, but also in the life of the whole nation. God came first at every step. He relied on the LORD at all times.
If we can put these same principles to work in our own lives, we too will be able to dramatically increase the peace in our own lives. We may find ourselves facing persecution, but we will be at peace with God and have peace of mind. So let’s begin today by doing what is good and right in the eyes of the LORD.
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