2 Chronicles 15:12-15
And they entered into a covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul;…
The text gives an account of the ancient revival of religion under King Asa. Other revivals are portrayed by the sacred writers. From these we learn —
I. THAT REVIVALS ARE BY NO MEANS NEW THINGS. Nor are they things of modern invention.
II. THAT THE PROGRESS OF RELIGION IS NOT IN A UNIFORM STEADY LINE.
III. THAT REVIVALS OF RELIGION ORDINARILY COMMENCE IN HUMBLE AND OBSCURE WAYS, AND ARE ORDINARILY HELPED ON BY THE HUMBLEST INSTRUMENTALITY.
IV. THAT THEY ARE ORDINARILY ACCOMPANIED BY A GREAT DEAL OF WHAT PEOPLE ARE PLEASED TO TERM EXCITEMENT.
V. THAT TRUE REVIVAL OF RELIGION ARE MARKED BY MARVELLOUS TRANSFORMATIONS OF CHARACTER AND REFORMATIONS IN THE LIFE.
(G. E. Reed.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And they entered into a covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul;