Posts Tagged ‘2 chronicles 2:15’

Till He[Uzziah] Became Strong

September 17, 2011

2 Chronicles 26:5, 15He[Uzziah] continued to seek God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding through the vision of God; and as long as he sought the LORD, God prospered him. … his fame spread afar, for he was marvelously helped until he was strong.

Uzziah was marvelously helped, as long as he sought the LORD. But when he became strong, his heart became proud. Pride was Uzziah’s undoing.

But when he became strong, his heart was so proud that he acted corruptly, and he was unfaithful to the LORD his God, for he entered the temple of the LORD to burn incense on the altar of incense. -2 Chron 26:16

He usurped the priests’ duties and became a leper(v16-21).

When all goes well and I feel strong,
Oh, help me, Lord, to see
That I must place my confidence
In You and not in me. —Anon.

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From NetBible 2 Chron 26 the word Uzziah[05818] means “my strength is Jehovah”! His father’s name Amaziah[0558] means “Jehovah is mighty” and his mother’s name Jecholiah[03203] means “Jehovah is able”.

Refuse to be Discouraged!

March 14, 2009

Numbers 13:31-33    But the men who had gone up with him said, “We can’t attack those people; they are stronger than we are.” 32 And they spread among the Israelites a bad report about the land they had explored. They said, “The land we explored devours those living in it. All the people we saw there are of great size. 33 We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.”

Has the Lord called you into a seemingly impossible position?
Where all you can see is darkness and ‘giants’ ruling in the land?

Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s. –2 Chron 20:15

Refuse to be discouraged!
Refuse to give way to fear!
Refuse to believe the bad reports!
Refuse to walk by your ‘natural eyes’.
Walk by faith, not by sight -2 Cor 5:7
Keep in step with the Holy Spirit. -Gal 5:25

[ The Triumphs of Faith ] Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. –Heb 11:1

Believe the Lord’s good promises
Not one of them will fail.

Not one of all the LORD’s good promises to the house of Israel failed; every one was fulfilled. –Josh 21:45

Refuse to be discouraged!
Remember who has gone before you to prepare the way
The great I AM is with you and will never leave or forsake you.

The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. –Deut 31:8

Be strong in the LORD
Rely only on His power, His direction and not your own

Refuse to be discouraged
Trust in the LORD and His word alone.

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. –Eph 6:10

I can do everything through Him who gives me strength. –Phil 4:13

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria and the vast army with him, for there is a greater power with us than with him. –2 Chron 32:7

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