"Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed."

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Power, Pride, Downfall

II Chronicles 26 tells us this about Judah's king:

16 But 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.

If you wish, you can read the remainder of the chapter to see how Uzziah's life ended and what he became proud about. I think the first sentence of this verse contains a lesson for us all. How often today does it seem as if people get power and then they are proud and corrupted.

Tooooooo often.

Lord, save us from our pride. May we always realize our help comes from You (Psalm 121) and without You we can do nothing (John 15:5).

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