Key to Success

Uzziah sought God during the days of Zechariah, who taught him to fear God. And as long as the king sought guidance from the Lord, God gave him success. 2 Chronicles 26:5

The walk of faith doesn’t happen automatically. You don’t get up one day and suddenly you are living right before God. As with most, if not all things in life, you must be taught directly or indirectly. Parents take the time to teach their children. They sit and teach them the letters of the alphabet to give them a head start in their education. They teach them good manners so they know when to say please and thank you. Unfortunately, parents also teach children indirectly. So when parents use inappropriate language, the children hear and repeat. Parents teach their children directly and indirectly.

Living right before God begins with a desire. Jeremiah 29:13 says, “If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.” Uzziah sought the Lord. And, he had a mentor who taught him how to fear God. This is not the fear that means to be afraid of; instead it means reverence. David understood this, in Psalm 33:8 he said, “Let the whole world fear the Lord,  and let everyone stand in awe of him.” The dictionary describes awe as a feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear or wonder. Zechariah taught him how to fear God and Uzziah reaped the benefits. “The LORD favors those who fear Him, Those who wait for His lovingkindness. “(Psalm 147:11 NASB). God rewarded Uzziah with success as long as he depended on God to guide him.

Thought for Today: God’s favor follows those who fear Him and seek Him.

Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.

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