Monday, July 5, 2010

Half Hearted

The craziest news piece I saw this year was a group of illegal aliens marching to defend their rights to stay in America, the land of opportunity.

How did they want to convince the public to see things their way? By waving a bunch of Mexican flags, in their march in the USA, while they were here illegally, trying to be accepted as Americans!

Say what?

I call that half hearted. (As well as very stupid!)

Half hearted was the description of the people of Israel following God during much of the last half of the Old Testament. Here is the summary of a "good" kings life.

Summary of Jehoshaphat’s Reign

31 "So Jehoshaphat ruled over the land of Judah. He was thirty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem twenty-five years. His mother was Azubah, the daughter of Shilhi.

32 Jehoshaphat was a good king, following the ways of his father, Asa. He did what was pleasing in the Lord’s sight. 33 During his reign, however, he failed to remove all the pagan shrines, and the people never fully committed themselves to follow the God of their ancestors.

34 The rest of the events of Jehoshaphat’s reign, from beginning to end, are recorded in The Record of Jehu Son of Hanani, which is included in The Book of the Kings of Israel.

35 Some time later King Jehoshaphat of Judah made an alliance with King Ahaziah of Israel, who was very wicked.[g] 36 Together they built a fleet of trading ships[h] at the port of Ezion-geber. 37 Then Eliezer son of Dodavahu from Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat. He said, “Because you have allied yourself with King Ahaziah, the Lord will destroy your work.” So the ships met with disaster and never put out to sea."

He followed God, but didn't follow all the way.

Did God bless him?

Yes - half heartedly!

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