2 Chronicles

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2 Chronicles
Chapter 15

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1 And the Spirit of God came vpon Azariah the sonne of Oded.

2 And he went out to meet Asa, and said vnto him, Heare ye me, Asa, and all Iudah, and Beniamin, The Lord is with you, while yee be with him: and if yee seeke him, he will be found of you: but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you.

3 Now for a long season Israel hath bene without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law.

4 But when they in their trouble did turne vnto the Lord God of Israel, and sought him, hee was found of them.

5 And in those times there was no peace to him that went out, nor to him that came in, but great vexations were vpon all the inhabitants of the countreys.

6 And nation was destroyed of nation, and citie of citie: for God did vexe them with all aduersitie.

7 Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands bee weake: for your worke shall be rewarded.

8 And when Asa heard these words, and the prophesie of Oded the prophet, he tooke courage, and put away the abominable idoles out of all the lande of Iudah and Beniamin, and out of the cities which hee had taken from mount Ephraim, and renewed the Altar of the Lord, that was before the porch of the Lord.

9 And he gathered all Iudah and Beniamin, and the strangers with them out of Ephraim and Manasseh, and out of Simeon: (for they fell to him out of Israel in abundance when they saw that the Lord his God was with him.)

10 So they gathered themselues together at Ierusalem, in the third moneth, in the fifteenth yeere of the reigne of Asa.

11 And they offered vnto the Lord the same time, of the spoile which they had brought, seuen hundred oxen, and seuen thousand sheepe.

12 And they entred into a couenant to seeke the Lord God of their fathers, with all their heart and with all their soule:

13 That whosoeuer would not seeke the Lord God of Israel, should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.

14 And they sware vnto the Lord with a loud voice, and with shouting, and with trumpets, and with cornets.

15 And all Iudah reioyced at the oath: for they had sworne with all their heart, & sought him with their whole desire, and he was found of them: and the Lord gaue them rest round about.

16 And also concerning Maachah the mother of Asa the king, he remooued her from beeing Queene, because she had made an idole in a groue: and Asa cut downe her idole, and stamped it, and burnt it at the brooke Kidron.

17 But the high places were not taken away out of Israel: neuerthelesse the heart of Asa was perfect all his dayes.

18 And he brought into the house of God the things that his father had dedicated, and that he himselfe had dedicated, siluer, and gold, and vessels.

19 And there was no more warre vnto the fiue and thirtieth yeere of the reigne of Asa.

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Commentary for 2 Chronicles 15

The people make a solemn covenant with God.

- The work of complete reformation appeared so difficult, that Asa had not courage to attempt it, till assured of Divine assistance and acceptance. He and his people offered sacrifices to God; thanksgiving for the favours they had received, and supplication for further favours. Prayers and praises are now our spiritual sacrifices. The people, of their own will, covenanted to seek the Lord, each for himself, with earnestness. What is religion but seeking God, inquiring after him, applying to him upon all occasions? We make nothing of our religion, if we do not make heart-work of it; God will have all the heart, or none. Our devotedness to God our Saviour, should be avowed and shown in the most solemn and public manner. What is done in hypocrisy is a mere drudgery.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for 2 Chronicles 15

  • Torah judea'a
    Clearly the Lord was with the Isrealites because they turned back to him in keeping his commandments and put away the abominable gods.God always have answered there prayers when they repented of the evil they did and blessed them.
  • Obbie Beal
    In this chapter it is declared; "The LORD is with you, while ye be with him; and if ye seek him, he will be found of you; but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you". ... In 2018 The human race has also elevated high-tech over GOD; A-whoring after High-Tech has added another idol to the came's back, now his back is cracked but not broke. Only SALVATION BY the BLOOD OF JESUS... . WOW! WOW! WOW!
  • Mary Atkinson
    This chapter is simply teaching us that Jesus will never leave us nor fosaken us he will be with us even until the end of the earth, and this really warms my Heart!! We are the ones who walk away from him and all his teaching,But when we repent and get it right he Loves us still, he is so just to for give and welcomes us with open arms!!Who wouldn't serve and worship a God like this???
  • Lilian
    Be ye strong therefore and let not your hands be weak for your work shall be rewarded Amen thank you Jesus for renewing my strength teach me Lord how to wait for your time is perfect I will only praise you and worship you alone and thanks to your blood Lord amen
  • Felicia
    Verse 4
    It's a blessing that God never changes. He always receives us back when we have a change of heart. He has great compassion for us. God knows that we need Him so He is gracious to us. Thank you Lord Jesus for your name is great and your heart is kind.
  • LadyA
    Walk on the path that God has for yourself, the plans that GOD has for each one of his children is amazing, however he is the same GOD forever more.

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