Wednesday, July 9, 2008

The law

July 8, 2008

2 Chronicles 26:18-19 MKJV
(18) And they withstood Uzziah the king and said to him, It is not for you, Uzziah, to burn incense to the Lord, but to the priests, the sons of Aaron who are consecrated to burn incense. Go out of the temple, for you have sinned. Nor shall it be for your honor from Jehovah God.
(19) And Uzziah was angry. And he had a censer in his hand to burn incense. And while he was angry with the priests, the leprosy even rose up in his forehead before the priests in the house of Jehovah, from beside the incense altar.

A lot of people would look at this verse and say what did he do that was so bad that he should be punished. What he did was simple. He broke the laws of God. We who live for God do not have the law to follow (except to love one another). No, he did what he wanted to do. In doing so he put himself above God. And in God's place of worship also.

You cannot break God's laws and not get punished.


2 Kings 15:1-38, 2 Chronicles 26:1-23

Isaiah 1:1-4:6

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