Our passage in 2 Chronicles reminded me of the importance of consistency in the Christian life, and faithfully continuing to pursue holiness day after day, year after year.
King Asa had wholeheartedly committed himself and his people to following God. But he forgot God's faithfulness in battle, and relied on pagan nations instead of on God alone.
It is so tempting to make human resourcefulness our go to, and yet God should always be our go to in every situation.
In our NT passage we see the beauty of understanding God's grace and forgiveness in light of His glory, His hatred of sin, and the wrath we deserve. When we truly understand grace, our response to God will be an outpouring of gratitude.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage: 2 Chronicles 17-18; Luke 8:1-25