King Asa was really cool for a long time. He saught the Lord and the Lord was found by him and all of his people and they had a huge time of revival and everything. He even tore down his GRANDMOTHER’S idols and removed her from her post as “queen mother”.
but in the end, he used his wealth to manipulate some nations to his favor, and it says that when his feet became diseased (it doesn’t say why they were diseased, just that they became that way) he:
“In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa was afflicted with a disease in his feet. Though his disease was severe, even in his illness he did not seek help from the LORD, but only from the physicians.”
(2Chr 16:12 NIV)
I remember somebody, it was Ken at church, saying that in the Bible there is a very very small percentage of people that finished well. The whole time I was reading about Asa this morning I was thinking about naming a child after him, then I got to the end. Man.
May we never change our ways, once we turn to the Lord and seek Him and even find Him!