Today we get to read about Asa’s last years, for the second time in the Bible.
“At the same time Asa brutally oppressed some of the people.” – 2 Chronicles 16:10
So this is interesting given the following verse in 2 Chronicles 14.
“Asa did what was good and right in the eyes of the Lord his God.” – 2 Chronicles 14:2
Asa did what was good in the eyes of the Lord, which included the oppressing of people? Sheesh.
“In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa was afflicted with a disease in his feet.” – 2 Chronicles 16:12
Yep…do what is good in the eyes of God (even if that’s morally evil) and God will reward (or punish) you.
“Then in the forty-first year of his reign Asa died and rested with his ancestors.” – 2 Chronicles 16:13
And thus ends the reign of Asa. The biggest take away from this story is Asa does good in the eyes of the Lord, even though that good is really bad, but the Lord, not caring it is actually bad and instead liking it, punishes Asa. Confused? It’s okay. It’s the Bible, so if you’re not confused you aren’t reading it right.
Coming Soon: 1 Kings – Chapter 15:25-34 – Nadab King of Israel