February 15, 2017
In the world of government and politics, the besetting sin is often pride and self-confidence. An individual candidate or party may win elections. Office holders may rise in positions of influence and leadership. Legislators, lobbyists, and organizations may get their bills passed. Groups or movements may see their candidates win. In all this activity, it is easy to say, “Look what I accomplished”, or “see what we made happen”. We forget that it is God who has given us our very lives and Who has blessed us to live in a country with our form of government. We fail to realize we are ultimately dependent upon God for EVERYTHING we might accomplish or achieve.
The account of King Uzziah warns us about being proud and forgetting our dependence upon God. His mention in Isaiah 6 is just a passing comment to note the time frame of Isaiah's marvelous vision. However, the circumstances of his life and death are a vivid lesson, especially for those who serve in positions of leadership and responsibility. His story is what we will be studying this week in our Bible studies at the West Virginia capitol. You can find the notes for this week's study here.
Please pray as the note are distributed and as we meet together with leaders at the statehouse on Thursday.
Ministry Director, West Virginia