|Chart of the Kings||King Asa - Biography||God's Judgment Regarding King Asa|
King Asa's record of energetic reforms, wise use of time, and successful handling of extreme crisis through faith in God lasted through more than three decades of his time as king. His godly leadership was rewarded with peace and safety throughout his kingdom.
1 Kings 15:11-14 And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, as did David his father. And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made. And also Maachah his mother, even her he removed from being queen, because she had made an idol in a grove; and Asa destroyed her idol, and burnt it by the brook Kidron. But the high places were not removed: nevertheless Asa's heart was perfect with the LORD all his days.
Unfortunately, Asa had a time of backsliding in his old age, recorded in 2 Chronicles 16; so one might argue that in our chart we should label Asa did right in youth, evil in old age, as we did with some kings. Nevertheless, we follow the above scripture passage, and record Asa as a king who did right, like his forefather David, who also had times of backsliding, but was overall faithful to God.