Amaziah did what was pleasing in the Lord’s sight
2 Chronicles 25:2 “Amaziah did what was pleasing in the Lord’s sight, but not wholeheartedly.”
Amaziah was the ninth ruler of the southern kingdom of Judah.
Amaziah was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem.
He began his reign by doing the right thing.
The above says that Amaziah “did what was right in the sight of the LORD, BUT NOT WITH A LOYAL HEART” , did not serve God wholeheartedly.
What does this mean?
Very simply – we can behave in a Godly manner not because we love God and want to please Him,
………… but because we do so for other motives and reasons.
Amaziah’s personal agenda didn’t always line up with God’s.
Amaziah’s reign began in an attitude of humble submission to God.
He was—at first—careful to do what was right in the sight of the Lord.
… once he experienced a measure of success, he became prideful and what was truly in his heart became known. He turned to idolatry.
This is a very common problem for today.
In the beginning we are full of love for our Savior and passion to serve Him and ready to take any challenges.
But slowly a heart of pride started growing inside us without notice.. It eventually destroys our heart and Ministry.
The Bible warns us against a self-centered, egotistical pride; that says, “Look at me; look at what I’ve accomplished!”
When we get success in our life, do we proudly boast of our accomplishments?
If we do that we get cut off from God.
God gave us our gifts and our abilities; He also gave us the opportunity to use them.
The key to overcoming pride is to fix our eyes on God and the depth of His character.
He alone is worthy of all exaltation.
Jooley Mathew Z