Today I want to share a devotional word from Mike Brewer, a beloved and respected brother and member of Immanuel Baptist Church
, where I am privileged to serve as the primary teaching elder. Mike has a blog where he posts devotional thoughts on the Scriptures, which come from the devotions he writes for his family. The following word is taken from his entry on 2 Chronicles 26:1-23:
“But when he [Uzziah] was strong, his heart was lifted up to (his) destruction: for he transgressed against the Lord his God …” (26:6)
Uzziah was one of the most successful kings. His reign was one of the longest, 52 years. But success is a test of your soul. It feeds your pride. You look at your accomplishments and deceive yourself that it was all your doing.
Beware of the spirit of self-congratulatory contentment. See that all that you have, your strength, your intellect, your circumstance — it is all from the Lord. Know your place — that your very next breath is a gift of God.
Love – Dad