2 Chronicles 14 Outline
– Asa succeeded his father, Abijah as king over Judah (2 Chronicles 14:1)
– Asa removed the sacred stones, Asherah poles, high places and incense altars (2 Chronicles 14:2-6)
– Asa fortified the towns of Judah (2 Chronicles 14:7)
– The army of Asa (2 Chronicles 14:8)
– The Cushite king Zerah marched out in battle against Asa (2 Chronicles 14:9-10)
– Asa prayed for God’s deliverance on Judah’s army (2 Chronicles 14:11)
– God delivered Asa and his army from the Zerah (2 Chronicles 14:12-13)
– The soldiers of Judah plundered the Cushites (2 Chronicles 14:14-15)
2 Chronicles 14 Summary
After Abijah died, his son, Asa succeeded him as king. During his reign, there was peace in Judah for 10 years.
King Asa was a righteous king. He destroyed the Asherah poles, sacred stones, high places and incense altars in Judah. He also built up the towns of Judah by putting walls, towers, gates and bars on them.
One day, the Cushite king, Zerah marched out in battle against King Asa. Asa had 300,000 armies from Judah that were armed with large shields and spears and 280,000 armies from Benjamin armed with small shields and bows. Zerah had one million armies and 300 chariots.
Asa prayed to God to deliver Judah from the Cushites. Because Asa trust in God and relied on him, God delivered Judah from the hands of the Cushites. The soldiers of Judah took away a great amount of plunder. They attacked the camps of the herdsmen and carried away sheep, goats and camels. After that, they returned to Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 14 Bible Study
1. We are more than conquerors when we rely on God
Asa prayed to God and he delivered them from the hands of the Cushites. Besides, they also became richer through the plunders they carried away. When you trust in God, you will be more than conquerors in God (Romans 8:37). In John 16:33, God had conquered the world so we are able to have victory in him against all kinds of illnesses, and weaknesses. Whenever you face a problem, you should bring it to the Lord and let him help you (Proverbs 3:5; Psalm 37:3-6).