Week 43 Tuesday

Watch Your Strength

Today’s scripture selection: Second Chronicles 25-28

Key verses: Second Chronicles 26:5; 16.

“He set himself to seek God…and as long as he sought the LORD, God made him prosper….But when he had become strong he grew proud, to his destruction.”

Uzziah was a good king.  That is, as long as he “sought the LORD.”  But, when he grew so strong that his pride overtook him, it was “to his destruction.”

That’s an important lesson for all of us – whether we are technically in a position of “power” or not.

People of the kingdom must always remember one thing – no matter

  • Who they are
  • What responsibilities they have been given
  • What privileges they enjoy
  • They are “as one under authority.”

And who is that authority? The King of course – not of any particular country or province – but the King – of everything – that’s who.

When we acknowledge before God and others that He is our ultimate authority – it does a couple of important things.

It simplifies things – we, and everyone around us, know who is in charge.

It strengthens us – because we know we operate not under our own steam, our own authority, but under His.

It calms us – because we need not be anxious that “everything depends on us.”  We can act, in sincere faith, and leave the consequences to God.

So, watch your strength.

If you find yourself trusting too much in your own strength; good looks; good humor; your money; your power; your title…or anything like that, you are going to find yourself on thin ice.

If you can honestly say that you are doing the best you can, in your own time and place, to act according to God’s will for your life – you can rest on solid ground.

And that solid ground is a very good place to be.

Prayer: Lord, thank you, for leading me in the way I should go.  And may the honor and glory be yours.  Amen.

 

 

 

 

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