1 Chronicles 28:9 Wholehearted Service

“And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, d serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands every desire and every thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever.” 1 Chronicles 28:9

David was nearing the end of his life and has made Solomon the next king. As a word of advice to Solomon, he tells him to acknowledge and serve God with a whole heart, because God already knows the inner thoughts of a person. Solomon is also told that if he seeks God, he will find Him, but if he rejects God, God will reject him forever.

In the workplace, most people work with just a half-heart. They really do not enjoy their job or some major aspect of the job, and so they do the bare minimum, if that much. Looking from the outside, some of those people may appear to be doing a good job and really likes their job. Or they are only striving to get a higher level position. They put on a false front, that unless someone is really close to them, it cannot be seen. They are good actors.

This also occurs in the church. Some people do a ministry, only because they have been asked to do so, not because they want to or because God called them to it. Others will do the ministry service to look good to others. Many go to church, call themselves a believer, but in reality do not even attempt to live for God when at work or at home, they purposefully ignore God through the weekdays.

Although people cannot fully see into the heart of another person to know what their real motive behind their actions. These people can look very good, but be very wrong. God, however, sees into the heart of every person. He knows what their real motive is and  where their real devotion is.

God said that if you seek Him, you will find Him. How much are you putting into seeking and knowing God?

Are you doing it with your every part of your heart and life?

Or are you just going through the motions and giving it only a partial effort?

No better advice can be given then to tell you to acknowledge and serve God with all of your heart and mind, and to seek and find Him daily.

I pray today that you will know God more; that you will serve Him with your whole heart; that you will sway in your devotion to God; and that you will seek Him more and more each day.


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