“Were not the Ethiopians and the Libyans a huge army with very many chariots and horsemen? Yet because you relied on the LORD, he gave them into your hand” (v8). King Asa had ample evidence that God was quick to save those who relied on Him, but when King Baasha of northern Israel threatened, Asa went to Syria’s king for help. God sent Hanani the seer to declare that Asa had walked away from God’s protection.
“For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him” (v9). A “blameless heart” is one that depends totally on God’s power and grace.