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
Pride Goes Before Destruction
It is a biblical truth and a reality that pride goes before destruction. Those who are proud and overconfident will make mistakes that will lead to their defeat or fall. Those who do not see a need for God are heading to destruction. Those who look down, and cannot see the one above them, will suddenly fall. Lucifer was a perfect being and he had a place in heaven until he became proud, (Ezek. 28:12-17). He was consequently sent out of heaven. Pride was one of the major reasons God destroyed Sodom, (Ezek. 16:49-50). Nebuchadnezzar lost his glory and prestige, and was sent to live with animals due to pride. He learnt his lessons and admitted that God was able to abase those who walked in pride. Vashti, the queen, lost her royal seat and dignity because of pride, (Esther 1:10-12). Herod was struck and eaten by worms because he failed to give glory to God, (Acts 12:23). The soul of the young rich man was taken while he was still strong and agile due to pride. Humble yourself to work with God. Don’t allow pride to rob you of your place in God’s heart.
Point of Emphasis: Pride has destroyed many in time past, watch and guide against it.
Prayer Point: Lord, any area of my life where pride is shooting out, deliver me and give me victory.