There is some very interesting commentary on King Amaziah in 2 Chronicles 25:2: “he did what was right in the sight of the LORD, but not with a loyal (or whole) heart.” We need to dig a little deeper and find out why we do the things we do. Amaziah did what was right, but not from the heart and he ends up making a drastic turn from the LORD later in life.
Amaziah did well when he listened to the wise counsel from men of God. After he made the mistake of hiring soldiers from Israel, a man of God warned him not to take them to battle for God was not with the men of Israel, only the men of Judah. Amaziah said to the man of God, "But what shall we do about the hundred talents which I have given to the troops of Israel?" And the man of God answered, "The LORD is able to give you much more than this" (2 Chronicles 25:9). I love the answer from the man of God. We are not to worry about money; just trust God and do what is right and He will take care of the rest.
Read through the Bible with us in 2012! The reading plan can be downloaded below; we are reading in chronological order. Check back often to read the blog posts on the Bible readings and discuss things in the "comments" section.
2012 Bible Plan