// Read: II Chronicles 26:3-15 //
3 In all, he reigned fifty-two years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Jecoliah, from Jerusalem. 4 He followed in the footsteps of his father Amaziah and was, in general, a good king in the Lord’s sight.

5 While Zechariah was alive Uzziah was always eager to please God. Zechariah was a man who had special revelations from God. And as long as the king followed the paths of God, he prospered, for God blessed him.

6 He declared war on the Philistines and captured the city of Gath and broke down its walls, also those of Jabneh and Ashdod. Then he built new cities in the Ashdod area and in other parts of the Philistine country. 7 God helped him not only with his wars against the Philistines but also in his battles with the Arabs of Gur-baal and in his wars with the Meunites. 8 The Ammonites paid annual tribute to him, and his fame spread even to Egypt, for he was very powerful.

9 He built fortified towers in Jerusalem at the Corner Gate, and the Valley Gate, and at the turning of the wall. 10 He also constructed forts in the Negeb and made many water reservoirs, for he had great herds of cattle out in the valleys and on the plains. He was a man who loved the soil and had many farms and vineyards, both on the hillsides and in the fertile valleys.

11 He organized his army into regiments to which men were drafted under quotas set by Jeiel, the secretary of the army, and his assistant, Maaseiah. The commander-in-chief was General Hananiah. 12 Twenty-six hundred brave clan leaders commanded these regiments. 13 The army consisted of 307,500 men, all elite troops. 14 Uzziah issued to them shields, spears, helmets, coats of mail, bows, and sling stones. 15 And he produced engines of war manufactured in Jerusalem, invented by brilliant men to shoot arrows and huge stones from the towers and battlements. So he became very famous, for the Lord helped him wonderfully until he was very powerful.

Another example that illustrates how God adds all other things when one seeks first the Kingdom of God is Uzziah. Verse 5 says “… long as he sought the Lord, God made him to prosper”. He made engines invented by cunning men, he had much cattle and he was marvelously helped until he was strong.

PRAYER: Pray that you will be committed to soul winning and Kingdom endeavour prayers.

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