A Perfect Heart
2 Chronicles 25:1-2 KJV
 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.
He did all the right things. ‘But’ means that what was said before is cancelled out. Yes this king did what was good, he probably did his kingly duties and things like that, but because there’s a but, those things are cancelled out in the final judgement. The final judgement is based when what was said after the but.
He did not have a perfect heart. This shows me that anything good that I do in the sight of God does not matter if I do not have a good heart, a perfect heart. So what I do must go hand in hand with a perfect heart. It should be “and he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, AND with a perfect heart”
When we are supposed to do the right things, we need to have a perfect heart otherwise it amounts to nothing. 1 Corinthians 13 tells me that if I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, and if I spoke prophecies, and if I had so much faith that moved mountains, BUT do not have Love, I am nothing. I am zero. So these things must go hand in hand. A perfect heart AND doing the right things. As it is written, ‘faith without works is dead’ so too works without a perfect heart is dead.
So what is a perfect heart?
2 Chronicles 25:2 (AMP)
He did right in the sight of the Lord, yet not wholeheartedly.
A perfect heart is wholeheartedness. Doing it with my whole heart. This king did not give his whole heart to the service.
The serious thing is, God does not accept anything less than a perfect heart. You are either piping hot, or might as well be cold (Revelation 3:15). He does not accept lukewarmness. God does not accept 99% he wants my whole heart. And that is what he deserves. So I must ask God for His grace, for His Holy Spirit to help me give my whole heart to God.
Matthew 22:37-38 (KJV)
 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.  This is the first and great commandment.
So we must give God our whole heart. When we are doing his work; preaching the gospel, visiting his people, praying, fasting… we must do it with our whole heart. The amazing thing is, God does not expect us to do it on our own, that is why we have the Holy Spirit. So we must pray to God that he will help us to love Him and serve Him with a perfect heart.
2 Thessalonians 3:5 (KJV)
And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.
Heavenly Father, thank you so much for this time. I thank you for this revelation that we may get caught up in doing what is right before you, but we can easily do it without a Perfect Heart. So Lord, please help us to give you our wholenheart. Please direct our hearts toward you. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.