“And Solomon, my son, learn to know the God of your ancestors intimately. Worship and serve him with your whole heart and a willing mind. For the LORD sees every heart and knows every plan and thought. If you seek him, you will find him. But if you forsake him, he will reject you forever.
1 Chronicles 28:9 NLT
Devotion is the word we use to describe participating in a short Bible study and discussion, like the one we are having now. But the word devotion also refers to the attitude that drives us to seek God.
To be devoted means to be dedicated. And in this verse, David is telling his son Solomon to wholeheartedly dedicate himself to God. David knew that people can’t halfheartedly serve God.
When we do serve God with wholehearted devotion, God will reward us. When we make Him the focus of our lives, He will bless us. That is His promise. The more devoted we become, the more He blesses us.
Folks, to devote your life to God means that you live completely for Him. It means that you live your life to please and honor Him. You seek Him, worship Him and love Him, with your whole heart.