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King Asa of Judah(A)

Asa did what the Lord his God considered good and right.

He got rid of the altars of foreign gods, broke down the sacred stones, and cut down the poles dedicated to the goddess Asherah.

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16 King Asa also removed his grandmother Maacah from the position of queen mother because she made a statue of the repulsive goddess Asherah. Asa cut the statue down, crushed it, and burned it in the Kidron Valley. 17 Although the illegal worship sites in Israel were not taken down, Asa remained committed to the Lord his entire life. 18 He brought into God’s temple the silver, the gold, and the utensils he and his father had set apart as holy.

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