1Kings 15:4 Nevertheless for David’s sake did the LORD his God give him a lamp in Jerusalem, to set up his son after him, and to establish Jerusalem:
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Just a few practical things here-
We see the heirs to the thrones [both Israel and Judah] and how their sons after them often follow the footsteps of their dads- but not in every case.
Usually those with short reigns- are leading the people down wrong paths- and those with longer rule- are attempting to do what is right.
Asa- king of Judah- does right- has a 41 year reign- and he is a builder.
Yet- in times of trouble- he takes the restored wealth- and hires the king of Syria to fight against Baasha- king of Israel- in order to stop Baasha from fighting him.
Baasha was building Ramah- a city that was vital to the survival of Judah- and the king of Syria does his ‘hired’ job- breaks a covenant he had with the king of Israel and attacks him.
Baasha- the Israelite king leaves off building of Ramah- and goes home to protect his own turf.
Then Asa makes a decree- and he uses all the stones that were being built against him- and builds good out of them. [Some sites see here https://corpusoutreach.weebly.com/most-recent-posts/kings-151689396 ]