OVERVIEW: Uzziah feared God, and as long as he sought God’s guidance, God blessed him. Ultimately Uzziah’s pride led to his downfall.
BIG IDEA: Be a humble, lifelong learner.
KEY VERSE: 2 Chronicles 26:16 (Uzziah’s sin)
But when he had become powerful, he also became proud, which led to his downfall. He sinned against the Lord his God by entering the sanctuary of the Lord’s Temple and personally burning incense on the incense altar.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
There is a direct connection to your blessing and peace when you seek me and obey. Similarly, you will find your frustration and defeat linked to your pride. I love you and invite you to follow me every day. Each day, I provide air for your lungs, food for your body, and vision for your life. Yet you often ignore me and go your own way, or you take my blessings for granted and forget that each day is a gift.
Never lose the wonder of life. There is so much happening within and around you that I want you to see. I will help you identify my activity if you want to see me and hear from me. Don’t tune me out. Learn to listen to me and see me despite the noise and chaos around you. I have given you gifts and abilities. My image is within you. Don’t trade it in for cheap imitations. Think of yourself less and bask in all I have provided.
Reflect on your life. Are there areas in which you continue to struggle or refuse to change? If so, ask God for forgiveness, and ask a friend to pray for you. Focus on one of those areas and commit today to choose God’s way, even when tempted to go another.