Background: The second book of Chronicles was written to encourage God’s people who had been exiled to Babylon and were wondering if God was still for them. This section tells of young King Uzziah who began well and was blessed by the Lord but pride became his downfall.
Ask the children…
Why did God give King Uzziah success?
“Uzziah sought God during the days of Zechariah, who taught him to fear God.[b] And as long as the king sought guidance from the Lord, God gave him success.” (2 Chronicles 26:5)
What caused King Uzziah’s downfall?
“But when he had become powerful, he also became proud, which led to his downfall.” (2 Chronicles 26:16)
Ask your children what successes God has given to them? How did they respond? By worshipping God or in becoming proud about their accomplishment? If it was worship and praise, encourage them to continue, if it was pride, encourage them to repent and turn back to God. Then they will find ongoing success.
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