Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Who or What Are we Seeking?

O. T. #978  "Who or What Are we Seeking?"
May 10, 2017
2 Chronicles 26


Uzziah was third of the four good kings of Judah who reigned during 137 years.
What do we know about him?
  • He was 16 when Uzziah, also called Azariah, replaced his father who was killed, and reigned 52 years.
  • His mother was Jecoliah from Jerusalem.
  • King Uzziah did what was pleasing in the sight of the LORD, as his father had done.
  • During his reign, these ministered the Words from God-Hosea, Amos, Jonah, and Isaiah. 
  • Zechariah was an unknown prophet; he was not the priestly spokesman or the prophet who wrote the prophetic book of Judah. (MacArthur)
As long as King Uzziah sought the LORD, God made him to prosper. (verse 5)
He went from victory to victory.

Sought has various meanings in the Hebrew language: to frequent, to ask, to worship, inquire, make inquisition, question, search.

Isn't that the key for us as we strive to live the Christian life-seek the Lord our God. He has a daily agenda for us in kingdom work if we will only seek and surrender to it. Then His peace that passeth all understanding will fill us as we obey.

Isaiah 55:6 instructs us to Seek ye the LORD while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near.


MacArthur gives us a summary of the realm of Uzziah's prosperity:
  1. conquering the Philistines (verses 6-8);
  2. domestic affairs (verses 9-10);
  3. military might (verses 1-15).
God helped King Uzziah in his wars to be victorious. During his prosperity he built fortified towers in Jerusalem, constructed forts in the wilderness, dug water cisterns, kept large herds of livestock on the plains of Judah; was a man who loved the soil and had many workers for the vineyards and farms.

Do we use our money to help others? Or are we selfish with it?
What a beautiful story, yet it goes south when the king does only one disobedient thing in God's sight. We will touch on it next time.


Always seek the Lord God.

Obey His commands and ways.

Keep loving those around us as our mission field.

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