As long as he sought the Lord, God made him prosper, 2Chr 26:3-5.
When Uzziah became powerful, he was filled with pride.
That began a downward spiral in his life.
He even presumed to do something outside the role God had given him, 2Chr 26:15-18.
God hates pride, Pro 6:16-19.
God gave leprosy (picture of sin) to Uzziah to show that He opposed Uzziah’s pride, 2Chr 26:19-20.
- As a leader, are you careful to give God credit for any power you have or do you become prideful?
- I pray that you listen to God, do as He asks, and attribute any success to Him.
For a study guide on pride, see lesson: Pride = Downfall.