2 Chronicles 15:1-7

Azariah speaks to Asa

1 God's Spirit came on Azariah, Oded's son. 2 He went out to meet Asa and he said to him, ‘Listen to me Asa and all you men from Judah and Benjamin. The Lord will be with you while you are with him. If you look for him, you will find him. But if you go away from him, he will go away from you. 3 Israel's people have been without the only God that there really is for a long time. They have not had any priests to teach them. And they have not really had God's Law. 4 But when they were in trouble they turned to the Lord, Israel's God. They looked for him and they found him. 5 At that time it was not safe to go on journeys. The people in all the nations were always fighting. 6 One nation would destroy another nation. The people from one city destroyed another city. God was causing every kind of trouble for all those people. 7 But you be strong and do not be afraid. God will be good to you because your work gives pleasure to him.’