2 Chronicles 25:2
And he did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, yet not with a whole heart.
Today’s verse describes King Amaziah who was twenty-five years old when he became the king of Judah. He reigned for almost three decades. I have to admit this verse haunts me.
I believe this verse describes:
- A person who comes to Christ early in their life but never really owns their faith.
- A person who is more into the habit of the church than love for Christ.
- A person whose insightful comments during the Bible study are seldom applied.
- A person who does good spiritual things while suffering from spiritual anemia.
- A person more concerned about pleasing people than God.
- A business person who is “all about Jesus”…kind of…and all about the almighty dollar…for sure.
- A spouse who stays in a marriage but does not honor God through the marriage.
- A parent who is more into coaching their child in a sport than mentoring their child for life.
This verse describes exactly what I don’t want to do and exactly who I don’t want to be. It describes a half-baked Christian life; a person who does the right things but not necessarily for the right reasons. Let’s make a deal. Let’s not allow this verse to describe us.
Lord, please don’t let me live as a half-baked Christian. Help me own and live out my faith in a wholehearted way that honors you. Help me show those who follow my example that my love for you is not just lip service. Help me model what it looks like to follow hard after you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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