The Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Oded, and he went out to meet Asa and said to him, “Hear me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin: The Lord is with you while you are with Him. If you seek Him, He will be found by you, but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you.
2 Chronicles 15:1-2
Being the single authority over a large group of people scares me. The biggest leadership role I’ve had was being the Boys Director at Camp Wawona. I had seven counselors to work with, and each counselor could have up to eight campers on a given week. Even then, I had other administrative staff to turn to should I meet with a problem that I did not know how to solve. I couldn’t imagine being a king, or president, or ruler over a great nation without someone over me to advise me.
The good thing is that I don’t ever have to worry about that. King Asa may have been the top authority for Israel, but through the prophet Azariah, King Asa had access to a higher source of wisdom—God. I have that same Higher Power to look up to for wisdom. I can talk to Him in prayer, and seek His written counsel in His word, the Bible. If God ever puts me into a situation where I am looked up to as the “highest authority,” I know that I can trust in an even Higher Power to give me the wisdom I need.
King Asa and all of Israel “entered into a covenant to seek the Lord, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and with all their soul” (verse 12). I encourage you, whether you are in a position of leadership or not, to enter into the same covenant with God. It’s a decision you’ll never regret.
Put your trust in Christ alone!
Timmy Baze 😀