Daily Devotionals

He Has Magnified His Word, Psalm 138:2

Offended By The Truth

2Ch 16:10 Then Asa was angry with the seer, and put him in prison, for he was enraged at him because of this. And Asa oppressed some of the people at that time

King Asa became angry when reproved for not seeking God. Both the message and the messenger became a thorn in his flesh. David on the other hand humbled himself when reproved by Nathan. He repented and his relationship with God was restored. In Asa’s anger, he put the seer he once listened to in prison and those who held similar position as that of the seer. The truth was offensive to him.

How well we are bent towards oppressing others with whom God uses as but instruments God to reprove us. This was a great opportunity for personal reflection, but Asa’s pride was offended at the freedom taken by the honest reprover of royalty, and in a burst of passionate resentment. How we respond to the reprover reveals who is in control. Pro 9:9-11, “9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning. 10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.11  For by me your days will be multiplied, and years will be added to your life.”

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