Powered by 4 - December 31, 2015


Prideful Downfall

Today's reading: 2 Kings 14:1-22; 2 Chronicles 25:14-28

As Amaziah takes the throne of Judah he, like his father, wisely chooses to follow God and do what is right. But as he establishes himself as king and God begins to prosper him and allow him to have successes in battle, Amaziah's focus and heart turns away from God. He thinks quite highly of himself, and as a result, refuses to listen to the prophet sent by God to rebuke him for turning from God and worshipping the idols of Edomites. He then foolishly challenges and instigates war with a stronger and mightier king Joash and Israel. Unfortunately for Amaziah, his pride and looking to himself, bring about his downfall.

When you accomplish something (secure a victory) do you recognize God's involvement in it and thank Him for it? What helps you keep a proper perspective about yourself and your successes? Tami

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