"Amaziah was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. … He did right in the sight of the Lord, yet not with a whole heart."
- 2 CHRONICLES 25:1-2
Amaziah was a young man when he became king. The Bible says he did right in God’s eyes – but not with his whole heart. His half-hearted commitment to God became evident when he defeated the Edomites in battle and brought their gods home with him as spoils of war. King Amaziah conquered the Edomites, but their little gods conquered his heart.
This can happen to us, too, if we allow the idols of this world to conquer our hearts. Half-hearted devotion to God diminishes the effectiveness of our lives and weakens our witness to the world. How do we prevent this from happening? By being wholeheartedly committed to Christ in every area of our lives. Then, we can do right in the sight of the Lord with a WHOLE heart, and make a difference for Him in this world! So I ask you now – Are you wholeheartedly “sold out” to Christ?