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 Hates Pride
God hates pride. He abhors pride and would not want to be identified with the proud, (Amos 6:8). Pride makes people think they do not need God. Pride does not allow people to seek God, (Prov. 10:4). Pride is a root of sin. Pride makes people to turn away from the Lord instead of turning to Him. All disobedience has pride as its root. All rebellion has pride behind it. All maltreatment of people is as a result of pride because you can only maltreat people when you undermine their interest and feelings. Pride makes people to look down on others. Pride is faith in self. Pride is evil. God resists the proud. He gives gap to the proud. He sees the proud from afar. No proud person can be acceptable to Him. Pride manifests from the heart and affects the faces, speeches and manners of people and the way they relate with God and their fellow men. Why do you like dressing the way you dress? Is it to cover your nakedness and show forth the glory of God or just because you don’t want anyone to look down on you? Examine your heart.
Point of Emphasis: God hates both pride in the heart and pride in your look.
Prayer Point: Lord, deliver me from pride. Keep me humble however high You lift me in Jesus’ name.