Uzziah was sixteen years old when he became king, and he
reigned in Jerusalem fifty-two years. His mother’s name was Jekoliah; she was
from Jerusalem.He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, just as his father Amaziah had done. He
sought God during the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear of God.
As long as he sought the Lord, God gave him success.
But after Uzziah became powerful, his pride led to his
downfall. He was unfaithful to the Lord his God,
and entered the temple of the Lord to burn
incense on the altar of incense. 2Chronicles
King Uzziah stated so well and reigned for a very long time with obvious
results of good leadership and resourcefulness.
There is always the tendency to want to ignore the rules once you feel
proficient enough in something. I’m sure Uzziah is not alone in this state;
there is sometimes the arrogance that comes with proficiency. Hence you find
people who were willing to play by strict rules while learning their skills
departing far from the same rules as soon as they judge themselves dexterous
Some rules are there to be broken; as a matter of fact some of the
progresses made in various fields of study over the centuries have been as a
result of breaking some rules. You usually need to break some prejudice to make
a giant leap forward, however some rules are actually based on principles, and
they are better left alone. For instance each time you step out of humility
into arrogance, you’re setup for a fall; it’s only a matter of time.
God is merciful, it doesn’t matter how far away we have gone, if we return
to him in humility, He will abundantly pardon. Spread the fragrance of a good attitude from a changed life.
The grace of God has sustained you so far, you shall finish
well and strong in Jesus’ name.