“Asa did what was good and right in the eyes of the Lord his God. Therefore he said to Judah, “Let us build these cities and make walls around them, and towers, gates, and bars, while the land is yet before us, because we have sought the Lord our God; we have sought Him, and He has given us rest on every side.” So they built and prospered” 2 Chronicles 14:1 & 7, NKJV.
Early in his kingship, king Asa understood although he was king on the earth, God was King over all. He reigned, yet the Lord reigns over him. He depended on the Lord and followed Him. Because He allowed God to reign, king Asa had no wars for 36 years and had rest on every side. However, he turned away from God later in his life, and from that point forward, he had wars as king.
Never forget that although you are a strong man, the Lord reigns. Even as you get older and wiser, commit to let the Lord reign. Keep Him exalted as God and nothing, or no one else. Humbly do what is good in His eyes. Seek out the Lord and what He wants, not what you want, for your life.
When He reigns, His peace will reign in your life. You will always find yourself increase and rise above every circumstance. His success will always be established and He will give you rest on every side!
Prayer: Father, I tell You this morning that You reign! Nothing will be exalted in my life above You, not even myself. Keep this understanding before me as long as I live, that You are King. Help me to always do what is good and right in your eyes. I thank You for rest on every side. Since Jesus reigns, I reign also. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen!
Study: Psalm 47:8, 2 Chronicles 16:7-13, Ephesians 1:3, 2:4-6