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
God Owns It All
The earth belongs to God. Everything on earth also belongs to Him. The world and those who dwell in it are His. It means you own nothing. Everything you have belongs to God. Your soul, spirit and body are His belongings. You have nothing of your own. That is the reason you cannot take anything with you at death. If there is anything in the casket, then somebody must have put it there. This is usually demonstrated when you sleep, you hardly remember the things around you. You brought nothing to this world and you will leave with nothing, (1 Tim. 6: 7). There is nothing you possess at the moment that you were not given, (1 Cor. 4:7). All that you have with you are gifts from heaven, (Jn. 3:27). Why then should you boast as if you were self-sufficient? You have no reason to be proud. The wealth, wisdom, position and achievement that you possess were given to you from heaven. It is time for you to realize that you have nothing of your own, not even your body. You must be conscious of this fact and use all to glorify God. Don’t also forget that you will give account to God when you leave this world, (2 Cor. 5:10; Matt. 12:36; Rom. 14:12).
Point of Emphasis: God owns all things and you will account for the ones kept with you on trust.
Prayer Point: Father, help me not to misuse Your grace and endowment; help me to use all you have given to me to glorify You in Jesus’ name.