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Staying with God

King Asa was the leader of the southern Kingdom of Judah. The Chronicle author, under inspiration said "he did what was pleasing and good in the sight of the Lord his God. He was an adamant follower and because of that he removed foreign altars, pagan shrines, smashed sacred pillars, and cut down Asherah poles. His alternative to all these idols was to "seek the Lord, the God of their ancestors, and to obey His law and His commands" (2 Chronicles 14:4). Asa and his kingdom enjoyed a long period of peace because the Lord gave him rest from his enemies which allowed him to build up the fortified towns throughout Judah, a great example of a Ronald Reagan principle, peace through strength. His army consisted of 580,000 well-trained fighting men but he also recognized that no one but the Lord could help the powerless against the mighty. An Ethiopian named Zerah attacked with an army of 1-million men and 300,000 chariots. So Asa deployed his smaller army to fight, and cried out…