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    The Importance of Why & How

    Thus you shall do in the fear of the Lord, in faithfulness, and with your whole heart.

    2 Chronicles 19:9

    Thanks for the reminder, King Jehoshaphat. That’s right. That’s his name. Phat with a P-H.

    In 2 Chronicles 19, he’s speaking to a group of Levites and leaders he has assembled, reminding them of the method and motivation behind what they’ve been instructed to do. As leaders assigned the task of judging, their focus should not only be on judging, but also on how and why they were doing it.

    I meet way too many Christians that seems to be doing things the opposite of this verse. They do whatever they do without the fear of the Lord, in faithlessness, and with (maybe) half of their hearts. I’m guilty of the same thing at times.

    We get into trouble when we compartmentalize our worship. We may view serving at church as a holy thing, but we have a hard time viewing our 40-hour per week job as holy.

    We tend to focus most on what we do, but even more important is why and how we do it.

    I’m thinking if judges can judge in the fear of the Lord, in faithfulness, and with their whole heart, we can probably have the same method and motivation in whatever we do. Take some of these out for a spin…

    If we will do all that we do in the fear of the Lord, in faithfulness, and with your whole heart, we will honor God and God will honor our actions.

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