2 Chronicles 15: Asa Obeys a Prophet's Counsel

Old Testament Seminary Student Study Guide, (2002), 119–120

When the prophet gives counsel, how do you respond? What if his counsel requires you to do something unpopular? Chapter 15 of 2 Chronicles tells what Asa, king of Judah, did when he heard counsel from a prophet of God. As you read, consider what you could learn from Asa’s response.

Understanding the Scriptures

2 Chronicles 15

Vexations, vex (vv. 5–6)Troubles, to trouble 
Fell to him out of Israel in abundance (v. 9)Placed themselves under his leadership 
Spoil (v. 11)Possessions they obtained through battle 

Studying the Scriptures

Do activities A and B as you study 2 Chronicles 15.

Activity A iconProblems and Solutions

Problems in Judah

What the People Should Do

Make a simple chart, like the one shown, that tells what the prophet Azariah said the people of Judah had done wrong and what they could do to correct the situation. You will find the information to fill in the chart in 2 Chronicles 15:1–7.

Activity B iconIt Takes ____ to Follow a Prophet

  1. 1.

    What word in 2 Chronicles 15:8 describes what is often required in order to follow a prophet’s counsel?

  2. 2.

    What did Asa and the people do that showed how much they desired to obey the Lord?

  3. 3.

    Describe some specific ways that you could be more like Asa and his people. How could Church members generally be more like him?