Asa bargained with the enemy and the Lord spoke through Hanani that Asa had sinned because he did not rely on God but on the King of Aram for protection. You might think that Asa would have repented and made things right. No he didn't. Here is what the Lord said to him through the prophet Hanani as found in 2 Chronicles 16:7-10.
- Because you relied on man and not God, the enemy of God has escaped from your hand.
- Because you forgot how the Lord delivered you in the past you will be at war with your enemies.
- Because you were not fully committed in your heart to the Lord you will not be strengthened to fight your enemies.