15:5 The Lord struck the king with leprosy, which lasted until the day he died. Uzziah was struck with leprosy because of his pride and corruption. This account can be found in 2 Chronicles 26:16-23. Uzziah was also in the line of Christ (Matthew 1:9).
In many ways, Kings is like a broken record. An occasional noble king is like a cool drink of water on a hot summer day.
19:14-16 Seven sons of one Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this (exorcising demons). And the evil spirit answered and said to them, "I recognize Jesus, and I know about Paul, but who are you?" And the man, in whom was the evil spirit, leaped on them and subdued all of them and overpowered them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. This passage is a bit humorous but also makes a solid point. Before exorcising demons, make sure you are known by God and all those who revere Him!
147:10-11 He does not delight in the strength of the horse; He does not take pleasure in the legs of a man. The LORD favors those who fear Him, those who wait for His lovingkindness. This is so comforting when confronting the proud in our lives. God delights in the weak, the despised, and all the lowly who honor and fear Him.
18:4 Wise words are like deep waters; wisdom flows from the wise like a bubbling brook. May you and I be a bubbling brook!
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