With all his might

Picture by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfel<u>d</u> (1794-1872)
Picture by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794-1872)

And like unto him was there no king before him, that turned to the LORD with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all the law of Moses; neither after him arose there any like him. 2 Kings 23:25

How does the phrase "with all his might" strike you? Do we see that the things of God, his cause, and his kingdom are worthy of, not some, but all our might? Do we serve the Lord with a sort of spiritual lameness, a half-hearted effort, while we spend the overwhelming balance of our affections and time and strength on other things? My friends, let us spend ourselves for the Lord and his cause. Let us say, with George Whitefield, that we are weary in God's work, but not weary of it! For there is no cause so great as God's cause, no kingdom so worthy as God's kingdom. And all who labor in God's vineyard will find for themselves a reward that time and age cannot take away. For those who labor in God's kingdom do not serve a heartless master, but the God who saves, who makes us spiritually alive in him, who gives us grace for each day and each trial, who grants us the infinite delight of fellowship with him, and who will take us to himself forever and raise us from the dead. But how can we do this? Is it not because we relate to God, not through our own resources and merit, but through faith in Jesus Christ and because we are united to him and all his saving blessings? Let us therefore give ourselves to Christ and his way, as we remind ourselves that there is no effort for our gracious King that is in vain: "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord" (1 Cor. 15:58).

By: Jeremiah Bass