Because David did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, and never in all his life went against his orders, but only in the question of Uriah the Hittite.
Now the rest of the acts of Abijam, and all he did, are they not recorded in the book of the history of the kings of Judah? And there was war between Abijam and Jeroboam.
Then Abijam went to rest with his fathers, and they put him into the earth in the town of David: and Asa his son became king in his place.
In the twentieth year that Jeroboam was king of Israel, Asa became king over Judah.
And he was king for forty-one years in Jerusalem; his mother's name was Maacah, the daughter of Abishalom.
Asa did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, as David his father did.
Those used for sex purposes in the worship of the gods he sent out of the country, and he took away all the images which his fathers had made.
And he would not let Maacah his mother be queen, because she had made a disgusting image for Asherah; and Asa had the image cut down and burned by the stream Kidron.
The high places, however, were not taken away: but still the heart of Asa was true to the Lord all his life.
He took into the house of the Lord all the things which his father had made holy, and those which he himself had made holy, silver and gold and vessels.