Those from every tribe of Israel who set their hearts on seeking the Lord, the God of Israel, followed the Levites to Jerusalem to offer sacrifices to the Lord, the God of their ancestors. 2 Chronicles 11:16
People will often set their hearts on something, but not always follow through with it. Challenges and obstacles come up and deter them from their desires. Their hearts are not fully set upon accomplishing that desire.
Others are willing to follow through whatever their heart is set up no matter what the challenges or obstacles that get in their way.
After Israel split as a nation, everyone in the tribes of Israel that had set their hearts upon seeking God followed the Levites to Jerusalem to offer sacrifices to God.
While many people set their hearts on something, often it is only for a short time. Desires change very quickly and often. Usually this is due to challenges or peer pressure to change.
Making the choice to follow God is easy, but truly following God takes a dedication that many do not always have. They are willing to seek God when in need, but when it comes time to have to sacrifice something to seek God, many will back down.
In order to seek God, time, energy, entertainment and more must often be sacrificed. They will not travel the distance to fully follow God with all of their heart, mind and strength. People will sleep in or go fishing on Sundays, rather than going to the house of God to seek Him and worship Him with other believers.
Just as the Israelites set their hearts on following God, believers must set their hearts on following God, being willing to leave all to worship and be a living sacrifice to God.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will set your heart upon seeking God above all else; that you will do what is needed to seek God; that you will be a living sacrifice unto God; and that you will meet with others to worship and sacrifice to God on a regular basis.