Learn to turn (guilty as charged)
Asa was a godly king, but he failed to trust God in some things. He started out well, but ended up poorly (wrong) because he never learned to turn to God for answers. (2 Chron. 16:7-13).
Learning to trust God for everything; and not making a move without Him is the place to be in Christ. We need to trust God instead of our logic, traditions, self-reliance, or the arm of the flesh. As a king, this is a very serious offense to God (1 Pet. 2:9). Oftentimes, He might have something else different or better on His mind; but we never even give Him the opportunity to show His power and strength (2 Chron. 16:9).
That’s why David was so well loved and favored by the Lord because he trusted and relied on God for himself first (in tending sheep) and now as a king (for His people). God wants to show His strength and power but many times we never consult him, get His opinion or His advice/wisdom. He always has a better way or plan (Matt. 6:33); but sadly God is not that highly regarded in our lives. Therefore, His importance has dwindled down to a mere Santa Claus. Because we don’t trust God, we sorely lack (Ps. 23:1; 34:10; Philip 4:19) and lose out on the good things God has prepared for us (1 Cor. 2:9-10).
To remedy this dilemma, our hearts must be purified daily to keep things out that would keep us from trusting God, our Father. We are His children (Ps 100:3); it is His good pleasure to give us the kingdom (Luke 12:32). Will you learn to turn to God like David or fail to do so like Asa? God has many different king-priests today, but He looks for those whose hearts are pure, can trust him wholeheartedly. This is His greatest desire for us that pleases Him (Heb. 11:6; Dan. 11:32).