"Then the Spirit of God came upon Azariah son of Oded, and he went out to meet King Asa as he was returning from the battle. 'Listen to me, Asa!' He shouted. 'Listen, all you people of Judah and Benjamin! The Lord will stay with you as long as you stay with him! Whenever you seek him, you will find him. But if you abandon him, he will abandon you.'" 2 Chronicles 15:1-2 (NLT) 

After Asa and the people heard this, they did seek after the Lord. They were so zealous that they killed anyone that didn't seek the Lord. Asa had most of the pagan shrines torn down but not all of them. There was peace between them and other nations until Asa started trusting in other nations rather than God for their peace. This is the start of his downfall. It finally ended this way:

"In the thirty-ninth year of his reign, Asa developed a serious foot disease. Even when the disease became life threatening, he did not seek the Lord's help but sought help only from his physicians. 13 So he died in the forty-first year of his reign." 2 Chronicles 16:12-13 (NLT) 

Some people use this Scripture to say that Christians should not go to the doctor. I don't believe that is what this is saying. Asa didn't die because he went to the doctor but because he didn't ask God to heal him first. God can and does use doctors but the healing is truly done by the Lord.

If you lose your wallet you would search diligently until you found it wouldn't you? Why do you need it? One reason might be so you can have some money or some way to pay for things that you need. If we seek the Lord he will provide all that you need. Then you will rejoice as the Psalmist wrote: "The poor will eat and be satisfied. All who seek the Lord will praise him. Their hearts will rejoice with everlasting joy." Psalm 22:26 (NLT)

Another reason you probably need your wallet is for identification. Without it you might be considered a criminal if you are stopped by the police. If you seek for the wallet before driving then you will be pardoned This is what the prophet Isaiah wrote: "Seek the Lord while you can find him. Call on him now while he is near. Let the people turn from their wicked deeds. Let them banish from their minds the very thought of doing wrong! Let them turn to the Lord that he may have mercy on them. Yes, turn to our God, for he will abundantly pardon." Isaiah 55:6-7 (NLT)[1]

Seek the Lord like you would your wallet. Seek the Lord as if your life depended on it because it does. Even after you become a Christian you still need to seek him. Seek the Lord.

By Dean W. Masters 

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[1] Holy Bible : New Living Translation. Wheaton, Ill.: Tyndale House, 1997.