Starting and finishing well: Learning from King Uzziah
- 1 Corinthians 9:24 (NLT) Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win!
- In the Christian “race”, we have seen the “track” littered with the remains of those that started well but never finished well… The Bible is not shy about SHOWING FLAWS…
- Jacob was a schemer, but God transformed him and named a nation after him. David was a great worshiper and warrior but struggled as a dad. Manasseh led people to spiritually abandon God’s covenant bringing future judgment on Judah. Josiah revived a love for God in the people but died in a battle he should have avoided.
- Flaws and all, God works in us and through us. So, FINISH WELL!
- Every follower of Jesus can finish well by avoiding the mistakes of King Uzziah.