God is not simply a parachute to be pulled out when one is falling to one’s death. Where is God in our life when things are going well? Do we awaken each morning with grateful hearts for the wonderful things we have, including air to breathe and food to eat?!
These attitudes rise to the surface as we consider the life and death of King Azariah (more popularly called “Uzziah”). This king exemplifies the issues of attitude toward God as helper and strength.