God’s Spirit comes upon Azariah and he confronts Asa with the truth about the choices he is making. He also explains how his current course of action is affecting his relationship with God and hints at the consequences that await Asa further down the line. Amazingly….
‘When Asa heard these words and the prophecy of Azariah son of Oded the prophet, he took courage. He removed the detestable idols from the whole land of Judah and Benjamin and from the towns he had captured in the hills of Ephraim. He repaired the altar of the Lord that was in front of the portico of the Lord’s temple.’ (2 Chronicles 15:8)
So what lesson should we learn from this? Firstly, to be obedient to God when called upon to speak to another about Him,. Secondly, making sure that whatever words we use and the message we bring, is seasoned with love, generosity and grace (just as God is!).