Of the four kings mentioned in this chapter only one (Asa) did not turn to idols and reject God. Yet even Asa, with all that he did, in the end he stubbornly resisted Yahweh, even jailed a prophet for rebuking him. This chapter gives us the conflict between King Asa in Judah and King Baasha in Israel. Asa, instead of turning to Yahweh for help went to the king of Syria and while he gained victory with men God was displeased.
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