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Iulii 10

2 Chronicles 15:1-19
1. The Spirit of God came on Azariah, who was Obed's son.
2. Azariah went to meet Asa and said, "Listen to me Asa, and all you people of Judah and Benjamin. The Lord is with you when you are with him. If you look for the Lord, you will find him. But if you leave him, he will leave you.
3. For a long time Israel was without the true God. And they were without a teaching priest, and without the law.
4. But when the Israelites had trouble, they turned to the Lord God again. He is the God of Israel. They looked for the Lord and they found him.
5. In those times of trouble, no one could travel safely. There was much trouble in all the nations.
6. One nation would destroy another nation and one city would destroy another city. This was happening because God gave them all kinds of trouble.
7. But Asa, you and the people of Judah and Benjamin, be strong. Don't be weak, don't give up because you will get a reward for your good work!"
8. Asa felt encouraged when he heard these words and the message from Obed the prophet. Then he removed the hated idols from the whole area of Judah and Benjamin. He also removed the hated idols from the towns he had captured in the hill country of Ephraim. And he repaired the Lord's altar that was in front of the porch of the Lord's Temple.
9. Then Asa gathered all the people from Judah and Benjamin and the people from the tribes of Ephraim, Manasseh, and Simeon who had moved from the country of Israel to live in the country of Judah. A great many of these people came to Judah because they saw that the Lord, Asa's God, was with him.
10. Asa and these people gathered together in Jerusalem on the third month in the 15 year of Asa's rule.
11. At that time they sacrificed 700 bulls and 7000 sheep and goats to the Lord. Asa's army had taken the animals and other valuable things from their enemies.
12. Then they made an agreement to serve the Lord God with all their heart and with all their soul. He is the God their ancestors served.
13. Anyone who refused to serve the Lord God was to be killed. It did not matter if that person was important or not or if that person was a man or woman.
14. Then Asa and the people made an oath to the Lord. They shouted it out loudly and blew their trumpets and rams' horns.
15. All the people of Judah were happy about the oath, because they had promised with all their heart. They followed God with all their heart. They looked for God and found him, so the Lord gave them peace in all the country.
16. King Asa also removed Maacah, his mother, from being queen mother. He did this because she had set up one of those awful poles to honor the goddess Asherah. Asa cut down that Asherah pole, smashed it into small pieces, and burned the pieces in the Kidron Valley.
17. Asa did not destroy the high places, even though he was faithful to the Lord all his life.
18. Asa and his father had given some special gifts to God. Asa put these gifts of gold, silver, and other things into the Temple.
19. There was no more war until the 35 year of Asa's rule.

2 Chronicles 16:1-14
1. In Asa's 36 year as king, Baasha attacked Judah and then built up the city of Ramah to keep Asa from leaving Judah on any kind of military campaign.
2. So Asa took gold and silver from the treasuries of the Lord's Temple and the king's palace. He gave it to his officials and sent them to King Ben-Hadad of Aram. Ben- Hadad was the son of Tabrimmon. Tabrimmon was the son of Hezion. Damascus was Ben-Hadad's capital city.
3. Asa sent this message, "My father and your father had a peace agreement. Now I want to make a peace agreement with you. I am sending you this gift of gold and silver. Please break your treaty with King Baasha of Israel and make him leave us alone."
4. King Ben-Hadad made that agreement with King Asa and sent his army to fight against the Israelite towns of Ijon, Dan, Abel Maim, and the storage cities in the area of Naphtali.
5. When Baasha heard about these attacks, he stopped building up Ramah and went back to Tirzah. He stopped all the work he was doing.
6. Then king Asa gave an order for all the men in Judah, with no exceptions. They had to go to Ramah and carry out all the stone and wood that Baasha was using to build up the city. They carried the material to Geba in Benjamin and to Mizpah and used it to strengthen those two cities.
7. At that time Hanani the seer came to King Asa of Judah and said to him, "Asa, you depended on the king of Aram to help you and not the Lord your God. You should have depended on the Lord. But, because you did not depend on the Lord for help, the king of Aram's army escaped from you.
8. The Ethiopians and the Libyans had a very large and powerful army. They had many chariots and chariot drivers. But Asa, you depended on the Lord to help you defeat that large powerful army, and the Lord let you defeat them.
9. The eyes of the Lord go around looking in all the earth for people who are faithful to him so that he can make them strong. Asa, you did a foolish thing. So from now on you will have wars."
10. Asa was angry with Hanani because of what he said. He was so mad that he put Hanani in prison. He was also very rough and cruel to some of the people then.
11. Everything Asa did, from the beginning to the end, is written in the book, The History of the Kings of Judah and Israel.
12. Asa's feet became infected in his 39 year as king. Even though the infection was very serious, Asa did not go to the Lord for help. He went to the doctors instead.
13. Asa died in the 41 year as king and rested with his ancestors.
14. The people buried Asa in his own tomb that he made for himself in the City of David. They laid him in a bed that was filled with spices and different kinds of mixed perfumes, and they burned a large fire for him.

Psalms 81:6-10
6. "I took the load from your shoulder. I let you drop the worker's basket.
7. When you were in trouble, you called for help, and I set you free. I was hidden in the storm clouds, and I answered you. I tested you by the water at Meribah. " Selah
8. "My people, I am warning you. Israel, listen to me!
9. Don't worship any of the false gods that the foreigners worship.
10. I, the Lord, am your God. I brought you out of Egypt. Israel, open your mouth, and I will feed you.

Proverbs 20:24-25
24. The Lord guides our steps, and we never know where he will lead us.
25. Think carefully before you promise to give something to God. Later, you might wish you had not made that promise.

Acts 16:1-21
1. Paul went to the city of Derbe and then to Lystra, where a follower of Jesus named Timothy lived. Timothy's mother was a Jewish believer, but his father was a Greek.
2. The believers in the cities of Lystra and Iconium had only good things to say about him.
3. Paul wanted Timothy to travel with him, but all the Jews living in that area knew that his father was a Greek. So Paul circumcised Timothy to please the Jews.
4. Then Paul and those with him traveled through other cities. They gave the believers the rules and decisions from the apostles and elders in Jerusalem. They told them to obey these rules.
5. So the churches were becoming stronger in the faith and were growing bigger every day.
6. Paul and those with him went through the areas of Phrygia and Galatia because the Holy Spirit did not allow them to tell the Good News in the province of Asia.
7. When they reached the border of Mysia, they tried to go on into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not let them go there.
8. So they passed by Mysia and went to the city of Troas.
9. That night Paul saw a vision. In it, a man from Macedonia came to Paul. The man stood there and begged, "Come across to Macedonia and help us."
10. After Paul had seen the vision, we immediately prepared to leave for Macedonia. We understood that God had called us to tell the Good News to those people.
11. We left Troas in a ship and sailed to the island of Samothrace. The next day we sailed to the city of Neapolis.
12. Then we went to Philippi, a Roman colony and the leading city in that part of Macedonia. We stayed there for a few days.
13. On the Sabbath day we went out the city gate to the river. There we thought we might find a special place for prayer. Some women had gathered there, so we sat down and talked with them.
14. There was a woman there named Lydia from the city of Thyatira. Her job was selling purple cloth. She was a worshiper of the true God. Lydia was listening to Paul, and the Lord opened her heart to accept what Paul was saying.
15. She and all the people living in her house were baptized. Then she invited us into her home. She said, "If you think I am a true believer in the Lord Jesus, come stay in my house." She persuaded us to stay with her.
16. One day we were going to the place for prayer, and a servant girl met us. She had a spirit in her that gave her the power to tell what would happen in the future. By doing this she earned a lot of money for the men who owned her.
17. She started following Paul and the rest of us around. She kept shouting, "These men are servants of the Most High God! They are telling you how you can be saved!"
18. She continued doing this for many days. This bothered Paul, so he turned and said to the spirit, "By the power of Jesus Christ, I command you to come out of her!" Immediately, the spirit came out.
19. When the men who owned the servant girl saw this, they realized that they could no longer use her to make money. So they grabbed Paul and Silas and dragged them to the public square to meet with the authorities.
20. They brought Paul and Silas before the Roman officials and said, "These men are Jews, and they are making trouble in our city.
21. They are telling people to do things that are not right for us as Romans to do."