Psalms 119: 105
11Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
Beware the Fall
Read 2 Chronicles 26:9–23; Isaiah 6:1–13
Published: Jun 29, 2017
Pride goes before destruction (Proverbs 16:18). This profound proverb teaches a vital truth. Pride will bring you down. Men like Nebuchadnezzar, Alexander the Great, and Napoleon Bonaparte were undone by pride.
King Uzziah was only a teenager when the crown and kingdom was thrust upon him. In the early years of his reign, he was humble and walked in the ways of the Lord, and the Lord blessed him in everything he did.
Uzziah won great battles and accomplished many amazing things. News of God’s favor on Uzziah spread, and Uzziah became a very wealthy, powerful, and famous king. Then it all came undone.
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 (2 Chronicles 26:16).
Uzziah let his importance go to his head, and he began to think he was above following God’s commands. From that day forward, Uzziah suffered from leprosy until his death. His pride cost him his influence and kingdom.
Thought for Today: “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up” (James 4:10).
Quicklook: 2 Chronicles 26:11–21
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