- Chapter 13. Jeroboam had the advantages of numbers (verse 3) and of military skill (verse 13), and he, too, had received promises from God (cf. 1 Kgs. 11: 29-39).
What, then, gave Judah the victory?
Cf. verse 18 with 1 Kgs. 12:28-33.
- Chapter 14. What did Asa do to mark him out as ‘good and right’ in peace and war?
- What is the connection between 14:2-4 and 14:11, 12?
Cf. 1 John 3:21, 22; 5:3, 4. If Asa had not set God and his commandments in the forefront of his endeavours, could he have prayed with such confidence or won so great a victory?
What did Asa’s faith provide him with besides the victory?
Note. 13:5. ‘By a covenant of salt’:i.e., a binding covenant, not to be broken. Cf. Num. 18:19.