The Bible tells us that King Ahaz did not do what was right in the sight of God. He and the people of Judah worshipped idols. King Ahaz never turned to God, and he constantly had trouble as a result. Judah was defeated many times in battle, even by Israel. Instead of turning to God for help, Ahaz turned to the idols of the countries that defeated Judah, hoping that the idols would not be angry with Judah and that their trouble would ease. We learn from studying King Uzziah that as long as he trusted God, he was prosperous and powerful. King Ahaz did not learn from Uzziah. We need to learn from these kings of Judah to turn to God and put our trust in Him to help us. Match the Bible verse with the text that tells us something about turning to and trusting in God.
__ Deut. 4:30-31
__ 2 Samuel 22:3
__ 1 Chronicles 5:20
__ Psalms 7:1
__ Psalm 18:30
__ Psalms 56:11
__ Matthew 6:28
__ Mark 10:24
__ John 9:31
__ 1 Timothy 6:17
__ James 5:16
A. "Children, how hard it is for those who trust in riches to enter the kingdom of God!"
B. "So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin;"
C. "but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him."
D. "The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much."
E. "... they cried out to God in the battle. He heeded their prayer, because they put their trust in Him."
F. "As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him."
G. "The God of my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, My stronghold and my refuge; My Savior, You save me from violence."
H. "In God I have put my trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?"
I. "O Lord my God, in You I put my trust; Save me from all those who persecute me; And deliver me"
J. "Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy."
K. "When you are in distress, and all these things come upon you in the latter days, when you turn to the Lord your God and obey His voice (for the Lord your God is a merciful God), He will not forsake you nor destroy you"
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