“And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God: and as long as he sought the LORD, God made him to prosper.” 2 Chronicles 26:5 (KJB)
Uzziah was one of the good kings of Judah. Yet, as we read the histories of the kings we must realize that none are perfect. King David is the one by whom the writers often measured the kings. Uzziah was a prosperous king, because God prospered him. He had made great war machines for shooting from the city walls, and on the field, and had great victories over enemies. All given him by God.
Uzziah wanted more and usurped the office of a priest and entered the temple, and came out a leper (2 Chronicles 26:16-21). He died a leper. Pride is a thief of peace with God, and robs of blessings.
The following are the words of F. B. Meyer…
“The reign of Uzziah was, to all appearance, extremely prosperous; but his personal character deteriorated, as though it could not bear an unbroken succession of prosperity. Proofs of his genius for empire are furnished by his successful wars, 2Ch_26:6-7, his widespread fame, 2Ch_26:8, his buildings and husbandry, 2Ch_26:9-10, and his armies and engines of war, 2Ch_26:11; 2Ch_26:15. In all these “he was marvelously helped.” How many can bear the same glad witness concerning God’s dealings with them! The best preventive of pride is to recognize all blessing as coming from the marvelous help of God.
When we review our earlier life and think of the position to which God has raised us, can we do other than cry, “Marvelous! Marvelous!” We cannot understand why God has so signally favored us, but we are persuaded that only by His grace we are as we are. Let us not forget that we are made strong in order to help the weak. Whatever we have must be viewed as a precious talent for helping forward the everlasting kingdom of the Lord Jesus. The secret of prosperity is given in Psa_1:3.” Through the Bible Day by Day by F. B. Meyer.
Our Father may I with all that I am; with my heart, my soul, my mind, and my strength love You with all I am and all I have. I thank You for all the blessings of this life, and the blessings of eternal life that You have given through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ Your holy, and only Son.