Halfheartedly vs. Wholeheartedly

Apr 26, 2023

 Now he did what was right in the eyes of Adonai, but not wholeheartedly.
2 Chronicles 25:2

 

New Year – Same God
Another verse that gripped my heart! Another verse that made me stop in my tracks and ask the Lord, “Is that me? Do I do things that are right in your eyes, but not wholeheartedly?” One thing I never want written about me is that I did things halfheartedly for the Lord; that I only loved God halfheartedly. The definition of halfheartedly is lacking heart, spirit or interest. Interesting this verse is talking about Amaziah’s halfheartedness. He did what right in the eyes of the Lord, but there is a “but” with the rest of this verse. 1 Samuel 16:7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “…For the LORD sees not as man sees; man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.” So not only does our Lord see what we do that is right in His eyes, but He goes deeper and looks at our heart. If half of Amaziah’s heart was doing what was right in the eyes of the Lord, what was the other half doing? It was being filled with counsel from the gods of the people, arrogance and pride. In verse 25, Joash the king of Israel sends a message to Amaziah and says this, “…So now your heart has become arrogant and proud.” What an observation, coming from an opposing king that Amaziah wanted to battle with! Let’s sit before our Lord and check our heart with Him. May He see we are right in His eyes and have given Him our whole hearts. If we haven’t, what a day to repent and offer Him our whole heart. It’s a new year, but He’s our Same God.

 

Have a blessed day!

 ❤️  Kadryn Lattig

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