Tonight as I read 2nd Chronicles it felt a lot like a history book for the kingdom of Judah. This king ruled for this many years and did evil/good in the sight of the Lord. Pretty straight forward right?
So I tried to look a little deeper- after all this is right before the people are carried off into exile. There has to be something more than just a historical record there.
Then something in chapter 25 caught my eye. Verse 2 says:
“Amaziah did what was pleasing in the Lord’s sight, but not wholeheartedly.”
As I skimmed the previous chapters most of the King’s of Judah (or the people during their reign) had something similar said of them. Either they did evil, or they pleased the Lord, but did not serve Him wholeheartedly. There were very few who served the Lord without any reserve- and the nation paid for it!
Are we serving God wholeheartedly? Or are we doing the bare minimum that our faith requires?
Come back tomorrow as I read Zephaniah!