Account after account of the kings of Israel show that of the ones who served God, most did not do so whole-heartedly. They left some of the altars or “high places” to idols in Israel instead of tearing them all down.  I have to wonder, why didn’t they obey in totality? Why let idolatry continue? But then, I must ask myself, where are the sinful areas in my life now that I overlook instead of destroy? Lord, please forgive me for all the times I’ve allowed habitual sin to continue in my life instead of putting forth the work to eradicate it from my life. Please show me if there are any areas in my life that are not glorifying to you. Please help me to truly love you with all my heart, soul, strength and mind. Please help me be willing to obey you in totality. Amen