2 Chronicles 12:14 Amplified says, “…because he did not set his heart to seek (inquire of, yearn for) the Lord with all his desire.” When I read this I thought back to A. W. Tozer’s book, “Pursuit of God.” His prayers at the end of the chapters captured my heart. He would pray something like this. ‘I desire to desire You. I long to long for You. I yearn to yearn for You.’ I encourage you to taste those words on your lips.
Rehoboam had a grandson named Asa. He started out well. 2 Chronicles 14:2 says, “Asa did what was good and right in the eyes of the Lord his God.” He had an army of 580,000. The enemy army had a million men and three hundred chariots. Verse 8.
Here’s Asa’s humility. Verse 11 says, “And Asa cried out to the Lord his God, and said, Lord, it is nothing for You to help, whether with many or with those who have no power….” Humility acknowledges God’s power.