King Uzziah, The Leper King

God Punishes Those Who Disobey Him

2 Chronicles 26, 2 Kings 14:21, 15:1-7

Uzziah became king of Judah at the age of 16 and had a great start to his reign. He trusted and obeyed God. As he became more prosperous, Uzziah started to think he didn't need God. Uzziah decided that he would offer insense to God, even though God had commanded that only the priests do that. Uzziah thought he knew better than God!!! God struck King Uzziah with leprosy for his disobedience. Uzziah lived with this terrible disease until he died.

Put a check in the box if the sentence is true or the box if the sentence is false.

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1. Uzziah was sixty-two years old when he became king of Judah.
2. God helped Uzziah win his battles.
3. Uzziah had the love of the people but was not very prosperous.
4. Uzziah listened to the prophets and messengers that God sent to persuade him to continue trusting in God.
5. King Uzziah decided he would enter the temple to offer incense on the altar.
6. God had commanded that only priests enter the temple and offer incense.
7. God did not care that King Uzziah disobeyed one of God's commands on how to worship Him.
8. God struck King Uzziah with leprosy while he was in the temple arguing with the priests.
9. Because of his leprosy, Uzziah could no longer live in the palace or go to the temple to worship God.
10. Uzziah died a faithful follower of God.

Think! Our Lesson Applied

In our lesson, Uzziah chose to worship God in his own way. God punished him for that. Read Matthew 15:9. Does God care if we make up our own way of worshipping Him?

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