For NO Apparent Reason

S. O. A. P.

Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

1 Kings 15:11

Asa did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, as his father David had done.

O-bservation:

This passage says that Asa did what was RIGHT in the sight of the Lord, as did his father David. This is an Old Testament way of skipping generations in order to remind us all of the covenant God had made with David. Here’s the rest of the story though. Asa was the great-great-grandson Of King David. His great-grandfather Solomon had completely gone the way of the flesh in his latter days, and Rehoboam, Solomon’s son, was a total reprobate as was his son Abijah, Asa’s father. So, “For NO Apparent Reason” Asa turned his life over to the God of Israel whom his great-great-grandfather David had served.

A-pplication:

When I say, “For NO Apparent Reason,” in no way am I suggesting that God never revealed Himself to Asa. In fact, in some way He certainly did. But there isn’t any record of how it happened. All we have is that his dad and his granddad didn’t serve the Lord at all. One could speculate as to how Asa made such a drastic change. Certainly his mother or caretaker had something to do with it. But I also know this, every young man or woman has to one day make their own decision as to who they will serve. We don’t know how or when that happened, but we know that all of Israel found out quickly that there was indeed a new King in town, because real change lasted for the 41 years that Asa served Judah as king.

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus,

None of us will ever know how everyone comes to follow Jesus. What we need to remember is that You have promised to reveal Yourself to those who search for You. Thank You that it happened for Asa and thank You that it happened for me. Amen

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