2 Chronicles 26:15-16 – Strength & Pride

Today’s Reading: 2 Chronicles 26:1‐28:27, Romans 13:1‐14, Psalm 23:1‐6, Proverbs 20:11

2 Chronicles 26:15b-16a And (Uzziah’s) fame spread far, for he was marvelously helped, till he was strong.  But when he was strong, he grew proud, to his destruction.

Observations:

  • Context: God helped Uzziah because “he did what was right in the eyes of the Lord.”  However, these two verses record how the blessings he received made his heart prideful.  We will read a few verses later that Uzziah tries to burn incense to the Lord in the temple, a job that was reserved for priests, and is struck with leprosy that lasts until his death.
  • Uzziah had:
    • Fame
    • Help from God
    • Strength
    • But, when he was strong, he grew proud, to his destruction.

Apply:  I want to make a point today to recognize that I am nothing apart from Christ.

Have you ever noticed that our biggest blessings, if we let them, can become what seperates us from God?

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