Let's Get Acquainted With Asa (9 of 10) by Ken Trivette

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Let's Get Acquainted With Asa (9 of 10)
Lets Get Acquainted Series
Ken Trivette
II Chronicles 16:11-14

1. I heard about a man that had unusually large feet. One night he went to the altar to pray. He knelt down beside a fellow who reached over and put his arm around him and prayed, "O Lord, bless this dear man who has come to the altar." Then his arm slipped down and rested on his feet. He continued to pray, "And Lord, bless these two children that have come with him." I think you would agree the fellow had large feet.

2. As we continue getting acquainted with some of the not so well knowns of the Old Testament we meet a man who had feet trouble. II Chronicles 16:12 tells us that he was diseased in his feet. What this disease was we do not know, but we do know it was serious, for we read that his disease was "exceeding great."

3. Whatever the problem, the disease in his feet said a lot about his heart. Let's look at this king and get better acquainted with Asa, a king whose feet told the story of his heart.

1. THE CONSECRATION OF THE FIRST YEARS OF ASA'S REIGN!

1. One of the interesting features of the Biblical depiction of Asa's life is that his reign as king of Judah is carefully dated.
(15:10) "So they gathered themselves together at Jerusalem in the third month, in the fifteenth year of the reign of Asa."
(15:19) "And there was no more war unto the five and thirtieth year of the reign of Asa."
(16:1) "In the six and thirtieth year of the reign of Asa. . ."
(16:12) "And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign. . ."

2. When you look at his life you see that the first years of his reign were marked by an inspiring consecration to God.

A. WE SEE HOW ASA SERVED GOD.

1. We read in II Chronicles 14:1-2, "So Abijah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David: and Asa his son reigned in his stead. In his days the land was quiet ten years--And Asa did that which was good and right in the eyes of the Lord his God. ...


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