10-29-17 “Part Hearted” 2 Chronicles 15:1-15. Dr. Dave Ward
Amaziah served the Lord, but not with his whole heart. This sermon seeks to peer into the character of Amaziah to discern what made him be so part-hearted. We realize Amaziah was following the example he received, continuing traditions he was familiar with, keeping the peace in contentious times, and holding onto attachments and addictions. All of these are the symptoms. The disease was pursuing whatever worked best in the short term. If God worked best, Amaziah followed. If God’s way led to suffering, Amaziah raged. Our meditation of Amaziah ends with ways of diagnosing our own part-heartedness, and treatments for the cure.