Hey Guys! I am praying for you today as you take and start back to school for these last few weeks. You can definitely make it happen.
ALSO, COME TO OUR HOUSE (ANDREW AND KIMBERLY'S) TONIGHT FROM 7-8:30 FOR DESSERT NIGHT! I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE.
So...let's jump into the Word today. Take and dig into 2 Chronicles 24-26 and 29-35. You should be somewhat familiar with at the very least some of these names.
Now...go back and read 2 Chronicles 26:16.
King Uzziah. This is the same king that we find Isaiah speak of in Isaiah 6:1. The year Uzziah died was the year Isaiah had his great vision of the Lord. But look at the life of Uzziah. He becomes sixteen, which is pretty close to all of our ages, and he does some good things for sure.
1. He rebuilt Elath and restored it to Judah.
2. He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord. v.4
3. He sought God during the days of Zechariah the prophet. v. 5
4. He went to war against the Philistines.
5. He rebuilt towns, towers, and walls.
6. He even commanded a vast army of over 300k men.
But now go back and read 2 Chronicles 26:16 again. What happens to this man who supposedly sought after God and did what was right in God's eyes? He ultimately failed. He ultimately placed his trust in who? Himself.
Think about yourself. Maybe you are a great football player or softball player. Maybe you are presently set to be valedictorian in your class. Maybe you are really popular. Maybe you are the best saxophonist in your school. Maybe you a phenomenal violinist or cellist. Maybe, maybe, maybe. I could go on and on, but you all know where you thrive. You know what speaks to you deeply.
King Uzziah knew the exact same things, but he failed. He placed his trust in himself. He believed that it was him who was capable. He believed he was able to succeed by himself. Don't be like him. Place all of your trust in the Lord, and do not trust in your own understanding or abilities. Dig into his Word. Spend time with Him every single day.