2 CHRONICLES 12:14
‘He did evil because he had not set his heart on seeking the Lord.’
Having a heart for God is the most important thing.
How we respond to everything, good or bad, is determined by where our heart is focused.
If our hearts are totally focused towards God, then Godly ways and desires will result in our lives. If, however our hearts are not focused towards God, then evil and ungodly ways and desires will result in our lives.
It really is this simple, it is not overly complicated. People do evil because God is not their focus and guide. But as people seek the Lord only good prevails.
But what our heart seeks is a choice.
As Joshua said in Joshua 24:15;
“But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”
Seek God with your whole heart.
Yearly Bible Reading Plan: 1 Kings 13 & 14; 2 Chronicles 12; Philippians 3