And he went out to meet Asa, and said to him: “Hear me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin. The LORD is with you while you are with Him. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you.”
The prophet Azariah repeated a common theme of the Bible: If we humbly seek God, we will find Him. If we forsake Him, He will forsake us.
Thankfully, Asa and the people did seek God, and they were blessed for it (2 Chronicles 15:8-15).
The Bible shows there will come times when man has forsaken God so much that He won’t be found. So we should follow Isaiah’s instruction: “Seek the LORD while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the LORD, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon” (Isaiah 55:6-7).
For more about how to turn to God, see the section on “Repentance.”