Go all in. It looks good on a t-shirt. It looks good on a Christ-follower, too. Unfortunately, we are really good at half-way when it comes to our devotion to the Lord. I find myself going in spurts. I’m all in for awhile and then I get distracted. I’m gung-ho in one area, but not in another. Brandon Heath’s song, “Whole Heart” reminds us to love God the way He wants us to…with our whole heart.
There’s a wonderful story found in 2 Chronicles about King Asa and all of Judah going “all in.” Will you join me in exploring it this week?
On this episode I discuss:
- Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
- Slow down (digest smaller chunks)
- Explore a topic
- Read in context (don’t read part of the story…especially this week)
- The heart as inner man – a place where affections, will, and inclinations reside
- How God asks for our wholehearted love and devotion – Matthew 22:37
- The combination life — half-in and half-out
- God as our example of wholeheartedness – Jeremiah 32:37-41
- A quote from Andrew Murray – The Two Covenants
- King Asa’s story in 2 Chronicles 14-16 and 1 Kings 15
- The peace King Asa and all of Judah enjoyed because of their wholehearted devotion to God
- King Asa and the people entering into a covenant to seek the LORD with all their heart and with all their soul
- The comparison and contrast of when King Asa relied on God and when he relied on other men
- How we get a new heart that can maintain wholehearted devotion. God will give it to us!
Check out the official lyric video on YouTube below.
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This Week’s Challenge
Read all about King Asa in 2 Chronicles 14-16. Read the entire story and compare and contrast the wholeheartedness and divided hearts of the king and his people and consider the results of each. Seek the Lord with your whole heart and thank Him for the good that He freely pours out with His whole heart.