We consider how the Lord preserved the tribe of Judah at the time of king Asa, since this was the tribe through which the Messiah would come. Applying the principles of this account to ourselves, we see that the Lord is the only One who is able to help us, and He has promised to do so if we will only call on Him.

We are challenged to not slide down into the pit of immorality with the rest of the world, but to be renewed in our hearts and call on the name of the Lord to help us in our spiritual battle. We must be faithful to call on Him, as Asa and Judah did when faced with enemies far too strong for them to defeat without God’s help. The Lord is not to be our last resort - He is to be the One to whom we look first in time of need.

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Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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