In 2 Chronicles 16 the reign of King Asa is recorded. Sadly although he can be regarded as one of the “good” kings, near the end of his reign, he started to go off the rails, as he began to develop a habit of relying on human (material) solutions more than the Lord. This resulted in a prophet coming to King Asa with these famous words:

For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.  (Verse 9)

Unfortunately King Asa did not get the message and continued in his “materialist” ways, even in a period of severe disease.

In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa was afflicted with a disease in his feet. Though his disease was severe, even in his illness he did not seek help from the Lord, but only from the physicians. (Verse 12)

The problem was not that he sought out doctors, but that he didn’t bring his need to the Lord as his priority. That’s what materialists do.