Then Asa and the people made a promise before the Lord, shouting with a loud voice and blowing trumpets and sheep's horns.
All the people of Judah were happy about the promise, because they had promised with all their heart. They looked for God and found him. So the Lord gave them peace in all the country.
King Asa also removed Maacah, his grandmother, from being queen mother, because she had made a terrible Asherah idol. Asa cut down that idol, smashed it into pieces, and burned it in the Kidron Valley.
But the places of worship to gods were not removed from Judah. Even so, Asa was faithful all his life.
Asa brought into the Temple of God the gifts he and his father had given: silver, gold, and utensils.
There was no more war until the thirty-fifth year of Asa's rule.