“The LORD is with you while you are with him. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you” (v2). God used the prophet Azariah to speak truth to King Asa, warning him about the dangers of relying on false gods for Judah’s security. God’s people were safe within His protection unless they themselves walked away. Mercifully, God sent a prophet to give Asa an opportunity for repentance and faithfulness. Asa “took courage and put away the detestable idols” (v8) of the land and repaired God’s altar.
“If you seek Him, He will be found by you” (v2). God is always near, waiting to be “found” by us.