1 Kings 15:9-15
Now not all of David’s grandsons were bad kings. After Abijam died, his son, Asa, became king. Verse 11 tells us that Asa did what was right in the eyes of the Lord. It even says he was like David. He made all of the people who didn’t worship God leave Judah and he destroyed all the idols his father had made. Asa even removed his grandmother from her position of power because she worshiped false gods. Asa also returned many of the treasures to the temple and dedicated new ones.
Asa had to make a choice. He could do what his father had done, or he could do what he knew was right. Making the choice to make big changes in Judah could not have been easy, but it was the right thing to do. Going along with the crowd is easier in the moment but can have consequences we don’t like in the end. We need to be brave like Asa and do what is right even when it is hard.
Do you think it was hard for Asa to take away his grandmother’s power? Would it be hard for you to do something you knew would hurt your grandparent’s feelings, even though it was the right thing to do?