Asa did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, as his father David had done. He expelled the male shrine prostitutes from the land and got rid of all the idols his ancestors had made. He even deposed his grandmother Maakah from her position as queen mother, because she had made a repulsive image for the worship of Asherah. Asa cut it down and burned it in the Kidron Valley. Although he did not remove the high places, Asa’s heart was fully committed to the Lord all his life. He brought into the temple of the Lord the silver and gold and the articles that he and his father had dedicated. 1 Kings 15:11:15
Asa returned to the God of David… the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. In doing so, he rejected the detestable worship occurring in the land that included worship of Asherah (a sort of mother earth God). Its fascinating that his grandmother Maakah had promoted herself to be the incarnation of this so-called god. God’s people were devoid of their heritage and found themselves in idolatry. But, Asa’s heart was fully committed to the Lord all his life. What a testimony?!
God, could this be said of me? Do I have the courage to address idolatry in my family?
Today, I commit again my heart to You, O Lord. Use me to bring about a revival in my circle of influence, my city, my country, Your world.