God deserves the best that we can give to Him
2 chronicles 12:14 ‘“He did evil because he had not set his heart on seeking the Lord’”
The historical context of this passage.
When Solomon died, he left his kingdom to his son Rehoboam.
Unlike his father Solomon, Rehoboam was a very foolish and wicked man.
As a result of his foolishness, ten of the tribes rebelled against Rehoboam, divided Israel into two kingdoms and formed the Northern Kingdom.
He began well and in the first three years of his reign the nation worshipped God, but as soon as he prospered he grew proud and forsook God,
Does it sound familiar in our life?
When we decided to live for the Lord at one time, we genuinely loved the Lord and were very excited to do the work of God.
But in many cases, Satan has to divert our attention from the Lord and block our heart.
Why does this happen?
It’s because they didn’t prepare their hearts to seek the Lord.
What happens to the person who doesn’t determine in his heart to seek after God?
The result is evil.
The heart is the deepest area of our being. The very core of our existence.
It is very important to condition our hearts to seek the Lord.
In Psalm 10:4, it says, “In the pride of his face the wicked does not seek him”
THE GREAT OBSTACLE TO SEEKING THE LORD IS PRIDE.
Therefore, humility is essential to seeking the Lord.
THE SECOND COMMON OBSTACLE IS THAT OF “BUSYNESS.”
Many Christians don’t want to spend time after God, because they are too busy with their responsibilities at work, at church, in studying, in driving their kids to events, and the list goes on and on.
Lets ask ourselves,
Does God Have My Very Best?
God deserves the best that we can give to Him.
Or does He have our cheap of the best?
Jooley Mathew Z