Tag Archives: 2Chronicles

How to Take Responsibility

It’s not easy to take responsibility, especially when things aren’t going well. Jehoshaphat gives us an example, 2Chr 20:1-26.  

  • When he was afraid, he turned to God for help and asked others to seek the Lord with him. 
  • He acknowledged God for who He was and what He had done for them. 
  • Next, Jehoshaphat made his plea to God. 
  • He listened to what God said and followed His instructions. 
  • Finally, Jehoshaphat instructed the people to praise God.

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What Are Your Priorities?

If God asked you, 

“What shall I give you?” what would you say?

What selection criteria would you use to decide what to ask?

  • Pleasure: riches, creature comforts 
  • Pride: popularity, fame 
  • Problem-removal: trials, enemies

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Pride = Downfall

The most dangerous time for a leader is when that leader becomes powerful.

Consider Uzziah. 

As long as he sought the Lord, God made him prosper, 2Chr 26:3-5.

When Uzziah became powerful, he was filled with pride.

That began a downward spiral in his life.

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