Credit to Whom Credit is Due
2 Chronicles 29:1-3 (NIV)
Hezekiah was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem twenty-nine years. His mother's name was Abijah daughter of Zechariah. He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, just as his father David had done.
In the first month of the first year of his reign, he opened the doors of the temple of the Lord and repaired them.
2 Chronicles 29:35b-36 (NIV)
So the service of the temple of the Lord was reestablished. Hezekiah and all the people rejoiced at what God had brought about for his people, because it was done so quickly.
Hezekiah was a good king. The first thing he did when he became king was to repair the temple. The entire chapter 29 chronicles the work that was done by all the priests and the people to accomplish this restoration. When the job was done, Hezekiah and all the people rejoiced not in what they had done but in what God had done! And they even gave God the credit for doing it so quickly.
We get puffed up with pride at some of the things God does through us, but we need to have this mindset of Hezekiah. How do you get such a mindset? Do what is right in the eyes of the Lord.
Psalm 24:10 (NIV)
Who is he, this King of glory? The Lord Almighty—he is the King of glory.
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