The Heart Condition (2)
by Apostle (Prof) Johnson Suleman
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Ezekiel 21-22
TEXT: “Amaziah was twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem. And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, but not with a perfect heart.” – 2 Chronicles 25 :1 – 2.
Omega Fire Devotional 21 August 2021 Rhema for Living
Whatever service you render to God does not count if it is not from a perfect heart. So you can be doing something and before men, you are applauded and given awards but to God so long your motive is wrong and your heart not perfect, you are disqualified. God is committed to men whose hearts are perfect towards Him. Thus scripture says, “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect towards him….” 2 Chron.16 :9.
It is just a matter of time no matter the pretense of a wrong heart, it will eventually reveal its evil acts because a wrong heart will always produce a wrong hand. That was why Amaziah who earlier listened to the counsel of God through his servant on how embark on the fight against the Edomites returned from that victory angering God because of a bad heart. 2 Chron. 25 :5 – 15.
Scripture says this of him, “Now it came to pass, after that Amaziah was come from the slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the gods of the children of Seir, and set them up to be his gods, … Wherefore the anger of the LORD was kindled against Amaziah and he sent unto him a prophet. 2 Chron. 25 :14 – 15.
His heart was not perfect before God and it eventually corrupted his acts.
The heart condition matters a great deal before God that is why you must set your heart right before God who first judges your heart before the acts. God counsels therefore in Proverbs 4 :23; “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.”
I pray for you, may your heart be perfect before God.
PRAYER: My Father! My Father! As I begin to pray, help me to guard my heart, let it always be perfect before you, in Jesus name…
Omega Fire Devotional 21 August 2021 Rhema for Living Daily Devotional from the Desk of Apostle (Prof) Johnson Suleman, Omega Fire Ministries International, Auchi Edo State