Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


November 7, 2011

Are you? If someone confronted you in the error of your ways, are you open to being corrected, and quick to get right again? Important question!

Uzziah...did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, just as his father Amaziah had done. He sought God during the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear of God. As long as he sought the Lord, God gave him success.
But after Uzziah became powerful, his pride led to his downfall. He was unfaithful to the Lord his God...
--2 Chronicles 26:4,5,16 TNIV

King Uzziah was not the first person to get too big for his britches. It's a problem we're all prone to, but read this: "They confronted King Uzziah and said, "It is not right for you, Uzziah to burn incense to the Lord..." (18) Advisors, wise voices confronted the king. But Uzziah proved UNcorrectable, UNrepentant. I honestly believe the issue for Uzziah was not big britches, but when someone told him his britches were busting, he acted like a nasty king, not a ruler who was wrong. The confrontation was a gift to him from God, but he ignored it.

By the way, Uzziah died a miserable man. A little humility, a little correctable-ness, and I'm convinced his life would have been just fine. How are we when someone asks us to "straighten up?" Are we correctable?


Dale Patterson