Uzziah was sixteen years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem fifty-two years. His mother was Jecoliah from Jerusalem. He did what was pleasing in the Lord’s sight, just as his father, Amaziah, had done. 2 Chronicles 26:3-4 NLT
It’s not uncommon for children who are born in a monarchy to find that they begin their reign during their childhood. History books tell of children who were rulers when they were children. Mary, Queen of Scots, lost her father when she was six days old. She became a baby queen. Uzziah was sixteen when he became king. It must have been overwhelming to be given that kind of responsibility at such a young age but he ruled for fifty-two years.
He was the son of a king so he understood the responsibility of leadership. Although he was young, he had a desire to do what was right before God. Israel was always lusting after foreign gods. They were not content to serve the God who delivered them from Egypt but took delight in following after the strange gods of their neighbors. In Exodus 20, God told them that they must not have any God but him. Verse 5 says, “You must not bow down to them or worship them, for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God who will not tolerate your affection for any other gods.” The same holds true for us today; sometimes, we lust after the strange gods of this world. God holds us to the same standard: we must not have any God but Him. Uzziah followed after God and did what was right in God’s eyes. We need to do likewise.
Thought for Today: Let your ways please the Lord.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory