Seek the Lord and find rest 

Old Testament: 2Ch 14.7–8

To read the Bible in a year, read Second Chronicles 13–16 on June 4, In the year of our Lord Christ 2022

By Don Ruhl 

Ezra stated that King Asa of Judah had rest because he had no war for most of his reign, explaining that the Lord had given the king rest. Then Ezra said: 

Therefore he said to Judah, “Let us build these cities and make walls around them, and towers, gates, and bars, while the land is yet before us, because we have sought the LORD our God; we have sought Him, and He has given us rest on every side.” So they built and prospered. And Asa had an army of three hundred thousand from Judah who carried shields and spears, and from Benjamin two hundred and eighty thousand men who carried shields and drew bows; all these were mighty men of valor.

– 2 Chronicles 14.7–8 

That should be the picture of every city and of every national capital and of every nation, that the leaders seek the Lord, for it is then that they will find rest and prosperity. 


  • How large was the combined army of Judah and Benjamin? 
  • Do you seek the Lord every day? 

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