Amaziah, king of Judah, did what was right in God's sight, but not for the right reasons. He went to battle against Edom and defeated them. He forgot God and believed that he and Judah were able to defeat Edom alone. Amaziah brought back the idols of Seir and set them up and worshipped them. Amaziah became very proud and boastful. He challenged Israel to meet him in battle. King Joash of Israel said, "Indeed you say that you have defeated the Edomites, and your heart is lifted up to boast. Stay home now; why should you meddle with trouble, that you should fall -- you and Judah with you?" Amaziah did not heed the words of Joash and went to battle anyway. Joash defeated Amaziah and took him captive.
There are several lessons we can learn from Amaziah. Fill in the blanks from the Bible verses that teach us to not be like Amaziah.
Be ___________ to show yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15
These people draw near to Me with their _______, and honor Me with their ______, but their _______ is far from Me. And in ______ they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men. Matt 15:8-9
For you shall _________ no other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God. Exodus 34:14
I can do all things through ________ who strengthens me. Phil 4:13
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