1/5/2016 LESSON 9
UZZIAH: A GREAT KING DESTROYED BY PRIDE
Quarter’s Theme: PORTRAITS OF JEWISH KINGS
Unit 3 – Portraits Of The Kings Of Divided Kingdom (Lessons 5-12)
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 258, 259
Devotional Reading: EZEK. 28:14-19
Topic For Adults
PRIDE GOES BEFORE DESTRUCTION
Topic For Youths
AN ANGRY RESPONSE TO CORRECTIONS IS PRIDE
Topic For Intermediates
GOD HATES PRIDE
2 CHRO. 26:3-21
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He was marvelously helped till He became strong. But when he became strong, his heart was lifted up, to his destruction that he acted corruptly. (2 Chro. 26:15b-16a) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Ashamed To Beg
Jesus gave the parable of a steward who wasted the goods of his master. He misused the grace and opportunity given to him. He did not give expected returns to his master from the investment entrusted to him. He forgot that the owner will ask him to give account someday. In the same vein, many were given grace and privileges but they have been misusing them. They have not been making any returns to heaven. They use the gifts of God to enrich their pockets, not minding what the Master will say when He returns. The servant was called to give account and it was discovered that he misappropriated the goods. He did not justify the confidence and trust reposed in him. Soon the master declared him unfit and withdrew his stewardship. Uzziah had the opportunity to humble himself and plead with the Lord through the prophets but he refused because he did not want anyone to look down on him. At last, he died of leprosy and was denied of a befitting royal burial. Are there sins in your life that you are covering up? Will you not dig and beg before it is too late? Nebuchadnezzar was restored when he humbled himself. God can also restore you if only you can bend your knees and pray for forgiveness.
Point of Emphasis: To be ashamed and be delivered or cover up and be condemned, which is better?
Prayer Point: My Father, give me a soft heart and bendable knees.