II Chronicles 14:2, 4-6a GW Asa did what the LORD his God considered good and right. ... He told the people of Judah to dedicate their lives to serving the LORD God of their ancestors and follow his teachings and commands.
He got rid of the illegal places of worship and the altars for incense in all the cities of Judah. The kingdom was at peace during his reign. He built fortified cities in Judah because the land had peace. ...
The example and guidance of our leaders is critical in the direction of a nation. Good leaders lead the people and nations to blessing and peace, evil leaders lead to destruction.
Asa set an example of serving God and God blessed him and the nation. But Asa knew peace doesn't last and realized the need for a strong defense as well. When the enemy attacked they were held back back by a strong defense and defeated by a people who depended on God for ultimate defense.
Who we elect as leaders is vitally imported to the well being of individuals and the nation. We need leaders who don't just mouth a few religious platitudes about getting along, but who encourage Christians, who lift up the name of Jesus and who don't consider Christians as dangerous and prayer as unseemly in public.
My vote counts. Will it lift up Jesus?