Our last blog post was about the importance of service, even the small acts.

One of the most important parts of service is not the outward expression, but the state of the heart of the server.

2 Chronicles 19:9
He gave them these orders: “You must serve faithfully and wholeheartedly in the fear of the Lord.”

Ephesians 6:7
Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people.

Many kings of the Old Testament fell away from wholeheartedly serving God. Amaziah, King of Judah, did “right in the eyes of the Lord, but not wholeheartedly” (2 Chronicles 25:2). When Amaziah defeated the Edomites, he brought back their idols and started worshipping them. He quickly forgot that God was the one to help them in their war.

It is dangerous to reserve a piece of your heart for something other than God. He wants your all!

1 Kings 8:23
“Lord, the God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven above or on earth below—you who keep your covenant of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way.”