Lacking a Whole Heart

Amaziah was twenty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem.  And he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, yet not with a whole heart.
(2 Chronicles 25:1-2)

Amaziah did many things right according to the Bible but it doesn’t translate to his entire life.  And certainly not to his entire heart.  Pride led to idolatry and hatred of God’s words and spokesmen and eventually a shameful downfall.  All because of not giving his whole heart to following the Lord.

If we are honest, we are not that different than Amaziah.  There are certain areas of our life that we don’t want God to touch.  Not just those secret sins that are lodged in our heart, but also the “good” dreams, desires, and hopes.  Anything we withhold from God is an area of our heart that we are not serving Him with.

Yes, He may change some of those things or even say “no” or “not yet”, but He may say “yes, go for it”.  Why not entrust those things to the very personification of Wisdom?  Our Father who knows what is best for our heart, our life, and the world around us?


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