Powerful verse reminds us to not overstep our spiritual bounds

No small number of people in the modern religious world would do well to listen to the very old admonition given to King Uzziah.

And they withstood King Uzziah, and said to him, “It is not for you, Uzziah, to burn incense to the Lord, but for the priests, the sons of Aaron, who are consecrated to burn incense. Get out of the sanctuary, for you have trespassed! You shall have no honor from the Lord God.”” (2 Chronicles 26:18 NKJV)

King Uzziah was a prestigious king, but his prestige led to pride and confusion in knowing the difference between talent, human-reasoning and self-desire with respect toward God, authority under God and humility before God.

Uzziah was able to help and serve the people of God in many ways, but many ways was not the same as every way!

Living under the law of the Spirit and liberty (Romans 8:2, James 2:12) does not mean we live without any law and regulation from God (Romans 3:27, Hebrews 5:9).

Women who believe they have talent to preach ought to listen. Men who believe they can be rightly called Father ought to listen. People who seek to build and propagate a church foundation upon another human-being ought to listen. Learn from Uzziah. It is not for you to do the things you have done. It is not for you to go beyond the bounds given by God. You are at serious risk of behaving like Uzziah and having no honor from the Lord God.

Or did the word of God come originally from you? Or was it you only that it reached? If anyone thinks himself to be a prophet or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things which I write to you are the commandments of the Lord.” (1 Corinthians 14:36-37 NKJV)

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