Thanks for stopping by.  I'm pastor of First Baptist Church in Dupo, IL.  You can visit the church website for information on the church: www.fbcdupo.org.  Here I hope to share some inspiration and perhaps a few tales from the winding road…this journey called life, where God can be seen in the moments of our day if we are looking for Him.  ~Roger~ 

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Thought for the Day

Even when we don't sense God's presence, His loving care is all around us.

Words to live by...

Those who seek Him will praise the Lord.  Let your heart live forever!
Psalm 22:26 

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The Tragic Flaw

In literature, a tragic flaw is a character trait that causes the downfall of a story's hero.  That was true of Uzziah, who was crowned king of Judah at age 16.  For many years, he sought the Lord; and while he did, God gave him great success.  But things changed when his fame spread far and wide.  But when he was strong, pride began to take over.

Uzziah entered the temple of the Lord to burn incense on the altar, openly defying God's decree.  Perhaps pride convinced him that God's rules applied to everyone except him.  When Uzziah raged against the priests who told him this was not right, the Lord struck him with leprosy.

In literature and in life, how often we see a person of good reputation fall from honor into disgrace and suffering.  The only way that we can keep the praise from others becoming the poison of pride is by following the Lord with a humble heart.

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