Topic: Learn From Uzziah [Open Heavens for Teens 14 October 2020]
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Memorise: In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Isaiah 6:1
Bible Reading: Isaiah 6:1-4
1 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.
2 Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.
3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.
4 And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.
Bible Reading In One Year: Isaiah 53-55; 1 Thessalonians 2:1-20.
Many preachers have commonly interpreted the first verse of our Bible passage today to mean that King Uzziah was probably a satanic force that blocked Isaiah from seeing God. Some even pray that everything representing Uzziah in their lives should die. This is so far from the truth, if you read 2 Chronicles 26:1-23, you will realise that he was not a devil. Uzziah became a king at 16. He was a humble king who depended on God. He followed the right steps of his father, Amaziah. He invented assorted war equipment and because popular and influential. However, pride set in and he became full of himself. So one day, he went to the temple to burn incense to God, a duty meant for Priests alone. Azariah, the high priest and other eighty other priests tried to stop him, all to no avail. Then God struck him with leprosy. So he had to live in a secluded house out the city until he died.
As you grow older don’t develop a bad character and drop the good one you have developed over the years. Learn from the story of Uzziah. Maintain your walk with God. Don’t ever take your focus away from Him.
Uzziah started well, but he ended badly.
Hymn: Stand Up! Stand Up For Jesus,
- Stand up! Stand up for Jesus,
Ye soldiers of the Cross!
Lift high His royal banner,
It must not suffer loss.
From victory unto victory
His army shall He lead,
Till every foe is vanquished,
And Christ is Lord indeed.
- Stand up, stand up for Jesus,
The solemn watchword hear;
If while ye sleep he suffers,
Away with shame and fear.
Where’re yeah meet with evil,
Within you or without,
Charge for the God of battles,
And put the foe to rout.
- Stand up! Stand up for Jesus!
Stand in His strength alone;
The arm of flesh will fail you,
Ye dare not trust your own.
Put on the gospel armour,
And watching unto prayer;
Where duty calls, or danger,
Be never wanting there.
- Stand up! Stand up for Jesus!
The strife will not be long;
This day the noise of battle,
The next the victor’s song.
To him that overcometh
A crown of life shall be;
He with the King of glory
Shall reign eternally.
Daily Devotional for Teen’s guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.