Partial Obedience Has Consequences

To read the Bible in a year, read Second Kings 15-17.
Azariah, known as Uzziah in other places, became king of Judah and like many kings before him, he did the right things, with a couple of exceptions (2Kings 15:1, 2). Listen to the Bible, “And he did what was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father Amaziah had done, except that the high places were not removed; the people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high places” (vv. 3, 4). Later, because the high places were not removed, and the people were allowed to worship on those places either the gods of the peoples or Yahweh God, but not in the appointed place and manner, it became a snare to Judah, because idolatry got a foothold in the hearts of the people and it brought down the kingdom. Also, verse 5 says, “Then the LORD struck the king, so that he was a leper until the day of his death; so he dwelt in an isolated house. And Jotham the king’s son was over the royal house, judging the people of the land” (v. 5). We shall learn more about what happened in this case in the Books of the Chronicles, but suffice it to say for now that King Azariah did something that he should not have done, and the Lord punished the king for it.
Do not let your zeal die down, but with the same zeal that you pursue one command pursue all the commandments of God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

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