PRIDE TO PITY! – 2 Chronicles 26:16 Devotional

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PRIDE TO PITY!

2 Chronicles 26:16 –  Devotional

2 Chronicles 26:16

“After Uzziah became powerful, his pride led to his downfall. He was unfaithful to the LORD his God, and entered the temple of the LORD to burn incense on the altar of incense.”

In Scripture there are two wonderful examples of men whose hearts stayed true to the Lord throughout their lives – – Joseph and Daniel. It was because of their humility. Regrettably, there are many examples in the Bible who started out as God’s heroes, but ended up as God’s zeroes. It was because of their pride. Consider Saul and Samson. Sadly, we must include Uzziah.

As long as Uzziah sought the Lord, he was able to be God’s man in leading Judah to subdue her enemies. But somewhere along the line, he began to think that it was his own ability that brought victory. That is always the beginning of the end for anyone. His success caused him to take his eyes off of the Lord and on himself. Let’s face it – -He blew it!

Our modern-day church scene is littered by the wreckage of ministers who started out with humility and total commitment to the Lord, but came to destruction when they grew popular and failed to rely totally on the Lord.

I have no idea what was in Uzziah’s mind when he entered the temple to offer incense to the Lord. I do know the consequences of his action—leprosy! Failing to rely on the Lord doomed him to a life of humiliation and separation. You have to feel sorry for this man who started with such great promise, but ended with such shame—FROM PRIDE TO PITY!

Blessings dear hearts walk with God today and become a blessing!

– – – Pastor Cecil

One Year Bible Scripture for Today

by Pastor Cecil

One Year Bible Reading for October 13th:

      • Jeremiah 22:1-23:20
      • 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12
      • Psalm 83:1-18
      • Proverbs 25:11-14

Today Pastor Cecil is reading from the New King James Version (NKJV) if you’d like to follow along in your Bible.

New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs Scripture Reading for October 13th:

    • 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12
    • Psalm 83:1-18
    • Proverbs 25:11-14

Today Pastor Cecil is reading from the New King James Version (NKJV) if you’d like to follow along in your Bible.

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