He even deposed his grandmother Maacah from her position as queen mother because she had made an obscene Asherah pole. He cut down the pole and burned it in the Kidron Valley.
Although the pagan shrines were not completely removed, Asa remained faithful to the LORD throughout his life.
He brought into the Temple of the LORD the silver and gold and the utensils that he and his father had dedicated.
There was constant war between King Asa of Judah and King Baasha of Israel.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)