• “With All His Heart”
• Lessons For Us To Learn
• King Hezekiah was one of the good kings who reigned over the southern
kingdom of Judah.
• He was a man of God who was truly concerned with and realized the importance
of the house of God.
• In fact, there is one verse that best describes the reign of Hezekiah—
“And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, in
law and in the commandment, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart”
(2 Chronicles 31:21).
• In other words, he gave it his best— “he did it with all his
• We see in the world what happens when someone tries to do something with
his heart into it, as compared to someone whose heart is not into it.
• In business. In sports. In family life. Etc.
• Not Giving God Our Best
• There are many in the Lord’s church today who need to take note
of Hezekiah’s example.
• Too many only give their “left-overs” to the Lord’s
• When Christ comes again, will He be happy with your left-overs?
• Do you think you will hear anything like: “Well done, good and faithful
servant” without seeking Him with all your heart?
• Giving Our Best
• There are a number of reasons why a servant of the Lord should give his
best to God.
• We can find God. Jeremiah 29:13 “And you will seek Me and find Me,
when you search for Me with all your heart”.
• 2 Chronicles 28:9 “As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your
father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind; for the LORD searches
all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He
will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever”.
• Giving Our Best
• From the very beginning, at the time of obeying gospel—arising from
the watery grave of baptism to “walk in newness of life” (Romans 6:3-4),
we become a “new self.”
• The Apostle Paul wrote: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is
a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new”
(2 Corinthians 5:17).
• Becoming a new, forgiven, spiritual “creation” means that
the Lord has some work prepared for us.
• Ephesians 2:10 states: “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ
Jesus for good works which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
• Let us walk in these good works, each with all his heart.
• The Heart Is Part Of The Body
• In 1 Corinthians 12 and Romans 12, Paul compares the church to a physical
• One way they compare is that all the members have a place of service.
• Paul explained how “God has set the members, each one of them, in
the body just as He pleased” (1 Corinthians 12:18).
• This text also teaches that each member is important.
• Even “those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary”
(1 Corinthians 12:22).
• Wasting Time?
• One of the wonderful things that can be of great assurance and comfort
to the members of the Lord’s body, which is the church (Ephesians 1:22-23;
Colossians 1:18), is that none of the time given to the Lord’s work is wasted.
• We waste so much time in so many areas!
• But never is time wasted when we are engaged in the service of the Lord.
• Again, Paul said to the Corinthians, “Therefore, my beloved brethren,
be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that
your labor is not in vain in the Lord” (1 Corinthians 15:58).
• Blessings Come
• When we work for the Lord with all the heart, blessings are going to start
flowing into our lives.
• Please consider Ephesians 6:8: “...knowing that whatever good anyone
does, he will receive the same from the Lord.”
• All spiritual blessings are “in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3).
• In addition to this, what a blessing to know that if we faithfully serve
Him while here on earth, when He returns He will reward us eternally— “For
the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and He will
reward each according to his works” (Matthew 16:27).
• There will be no sweeter words than to hear Him say on that Great Day—
“Well done, good and faithful servant...Enter into the joy of your Lord”
(Matthew 25:21, 23).
• Applying The Heart To God’s Work
• When we, as faithful Christians, work and seek to make His body strong,
we are helping the church whom the Lord loves.
• As we learn from the parables of Jesus, our duty is to help the church
grow in strength and number.
• “Husbands, love your wives just as Christ has loved the church and
gave Himself for it” (Ephesians 5:25).
• He is the Savior of the body, the church (Ephesians 5:23);
• He purchased the church with His own blood (Acts 20:28).
• He is glorified in the church (Ephesians 3:21).
• Our faith and obedience must come from the heart (Romans 6:17; 10:10).
• Therefore, a child of God who has but little time for the Lord’s
service is not “walking” in “good works” as the Word teaches.
• A faithful Christian, who like Hezekiah, devotes himself to the Lord’s
Cause and gives his best will finish his course with everlasting joy, for he does
it “WITH ALL HIS HEART”.
By Carey Scott based on an article by R.J. Evans
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