As long as Uzziah sought the Lord, God made him to prosper. 2 Chronicles 26:5

This scripture has always captured my attention.

As long as he sought the Lord, God made him to prosper.

This truth is repeated in several other verses. Let’s look at a couple of those.

O taste and see that the Lord is good, blessed is the man that trusts in him. O fear the Lord, ye his saints, for there is no want in them that fear him. They young’s lions do lack, and suffer hunger, but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing. Psalm 34:8-10

I love all who love me. Those who search for me shall surely find me. Unending riches, honor, justice, and righteousness are mine to distribute.

My gifts are better than the purest gold or sterling silver. My paths are those of justice and right. Those who love and follow me are indeed wealthy. I fill their treasures. Proverbs 8:17-21 TLB

We see from the word of God that success is linked to seeking the face of God. Not seeking God for success. Seeking His face for a relationship with Him.

Jesus said, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33

Seeking God causes things to be added to us. Success will be added. Peace will be added. Prosperity will be added. The bible says as we seek the Lord we will not lack any good thing. Healing and health is a good thing. Restoration in our family is a good thing. Joy is a good thing. All these things are added…as we seek the Lord.

Now, back to King Uzziah.

Uzziah became king at 16 when his father, King Amaziah, was assassinated following a military disaster. Uzziah was faithful to the Lord for a long time. During the time that King Uzziah sought the Lord, he and his nation prospered. He restored to Judah much of the strength and influence that had been Israel’s in the days of David and Solomon. He had a series of military successes. He fortified Jerusalem, whose walls had been previously broken down. Being an inventor, he constructed turreted crossbows and catapults. This helped bring his armies great success. He was also active in agriculture, digging wells and planting vineyards throughout the land. He helped his nation increase greatly in all areas…as long as he sought the Lord.

Sadly, the time came when he became prideful in all his accomplishments. He exalted his way of doing things above God’s ways. That day, he became a leper and he died a leper.

Pride goes before a fall. There are always two sides to a coin. The bible calls it blessing or curse. It’s our choice.

When King Uzziah chose to seek the Lord, he prospered. Everything he touched prospered. When he chose to exalt himself instead of seeking the Lord, the curse became visibly evident.

God has made us a promise. If we seek Him, we prosper. If we seek the Lord, we shall not lack any good thing. I love this promise. It shows me the way to go if I want success in life. We only need to seek the Lord. So simple, yet so powerful.

Today, seek the Lord while He may be found. He desires to prosper you and give you success. The power to obtain it is in your hands…seek His face.

“Everything will change – in His presence.” KP

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