After Solomon’s death the Kingdom of Israel was divided into two kingdoms because of fighting over who would be king.  So the northern kingdom of Israel encompassing 10 of the tribes was formed and the southern kingdom of Judah (and Benjamin) which encompassed Jerusalem and which carried on the lineage of King David.  In keeping with the theme of this blog, we are looking at scripture passages which mention in any way the Name of the LORD.  Our next entry comes from the king of Judah named Asa who ruled from 911 BC – 870 BC.  At one point a multitude of warriors from Ethiopia are threatening to overrun the kingdom and Jerusalem.  King Asa made a prayer to God before battling the million Ethiopians.  2 Chronicles 14:10 Asa called upon the LORD, his God, praying: “O LORD, there is none like You to help the powerless against the strong. Help us, O LORD, our God, for we rely on You, and in Your Name we have come against this multitude (Ethiopians invading Judah). You are the LORD, our God; let no man prevail against You.”    Asa and his army defeated the Ethiopians.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s