Yet Jehu was not careful to keep the law of the LORD, the God of Israel, with all his heart. He did not turn away from the sins of Jeroboam, which he had caused Israel to commit. 2 Kings 10:31
Jehu had become king and had destroyed the family of Ahab according to God’s word that had been given. He also destroyed the prophets of Baal and tore down their temples. While doing all that good, he also kept worshipping the golden calves in Dan and Bethel. He continued to lead the people into sin and refused to follow the laws of God.
People often do some good things in their life. Looking at some of the extremely wealthy people, there are many that provide money for food, clothing and medical expenses for many poor people in need. They stand up for some great causes to help people and do the right things.
However, while doing those things, they also promote sin in other ways. Some will be in movies that are filled with sin and do not honor God at all. Others openly state that they do not believe in God. Others may live a lifestyle that goes against God’s commands.
While this is easy to see in the very wealthy, it also happens among the regular people and even in the church. There are people in the church who show up every Sunday, teach a Sunday School class, and volunteer in various church activities. But when Sunday is over, they treat their family like dirt, curse in the workplace, steal from their employer, and live a life that does not honor God in any way. Yet, they think that they are doing good because of the work they are doing in the church.
God looks at the whole picture of a person’s life. Doing only half right in God’s eyes is still completely doing wrong. Every area of a person’s life is to honor and obey God.
If you are a follower of Jesus, you are supposed to be living your life as Jesus did. He did not just do half right, He did everything exactly as the Father desired. Jesus said that He would spit out any person who was lukewarm.
How are you living your life today?
Are you doing just half right for God, while still living in some sin?
Or are you striving to live all of your life for God?
I pray today that you will give your life over to God; that you will follow Jesus in every area of your life; that you will live as Jesus lived; and that God will not have to say that you only did half right.