II Chronicles 28:23 For he sacrificed unto the gods of Damascus, which smote him: and he said, Because the gods of the kings of Syria help them, therefore will I sacrifice to them, that they may help me. But they were the ruin of him, and of all Israel.
He saw that the gods of Syria had helped them. Demons do have power. They do seem to answer prayers occasionally . But God’s men should know much better than to go to the world or to a false god for anything.
Ahaz becomes a very pragmatic person. He thinks that if it works for them it might work for me. God’s people are not allowed that luxury. He went to sacrifice to the false gods. He betrayed the one and only true God.
While he sought success he found ruin. He wanted blessing. He thought that he could walk away from God and get something from the world and demons.
How often do we try our own methods and ignore Him and His Word. He wants to be worshipped. Quit going to the world to solve your problems. Get in the Word and seek the Lord!