Do the Right Thing

Read 1 Kings 14:1 through 16:34

After the reign of David, the people wandered far from God. In the absence of godly leaders, they built pagan altars and gave themselves to the worship of the Canaanite gods. In time, Asa ascended to the throne of Israel.

Asa did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, as his father David had done (1 Kings 15:11).

Displaying remarkable courage, Asa cleaned out nearly all of the idolatrous practices that had emerged in the nation and in his own family. It would have been far easier for Asa to allow the people to go unchallenged, as other kings had done. His own commitment to the Lord strengthened his heart to do the right thing.

We live in a time when biblical values are under attack. More than ever, Christians should seek to live a life of holiness, which mandates separation from the world and its standards. The people of God should pray for courageous leaders who will lead the Church in discipleship and who will call the nation to repentance.

Prayer for Today:

Help me do the right thing even when it is difficult.

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