Two verses caught my attentions:
v2: “He did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, but not wholeheartedly.”
God not only desires us to do the right things in His eyes, He desires us to do it whole heartedly. The Lord told the Church in Laodicea He would spit them out of His mouth because they were lukewarm – neither hot nor cold.
Are you a lukewarm christian? Are you doing things for the Lord, but only doing it halfheartedly? Like a Chinese proverbs: Are your legs on different boats? Yes the answer is yes, eventually you will fall into the water because these boats are heading to different direction.
v9: “The LORD can give you much more than that”
Sometimes we felt that we have spend many energy, time, and money on worldly things. If we are to give up pursuing the world, how do we recuperate our energy, time and money? Well, the man of God said to Amaziah: “The LORD can give you much more than that!” Our God is the God of the universe, He has all the resources and power to give us anything He desires to give us. All we need to do is to trust in Him.