But when he was strong his heart was lifted up, to his destruction, for he transgressed against the Lord his God…2 Chron 26:16
2 Chron 26:5 says as long as [Uzziah] sought the Lord, God made him prosper.
But a time came when he did not seek the Lord.
His heart was lifted up and became prideful. Pride destroys prosperity. Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall. Prov 16:18
Uzziah entered the temple to burn incense to God (2 Chron 12:16b). Uzziah was the king and he wanted to perform and act like a priest. Only One Man is given the privilege of being both King and Priest – Jesus!
Forsaking your calling destroys prosperity. Becoming something you’re not meant to do, not meant to be, and have no talent for destroys prosperity.
Over eighty priests stood against the king and told him to get out of the temple (Vss 17-18). When you break God’s law you destroy prosperity. It’s a very bad thing when people want to run you out of the House of God!
Uzziah became furious (Vss 19) and fully intended on disobeying the Law and priests by offering incense. But anger destroys prosperity.
Vss 20-21 say a spot of leprosy broke out on his forehead. He hurried to leave the temple and remained living in isolation the rest of his life.
Nowhere does it indicate he repented. And unrepentance destroys prosperity.
Uzziah’s prosperity was self-destroyed. He went from being an admired king living in the palace to a leper living alone in a house.
Do not destroy prosperity for you and your family because of pride.
Do not destroy prosperity for you and your family because you forsake your God-calling.
Do not destroy prosperity for you and your family because you break God’s law.
Do not destroy prosperity for you and your family because of your anger.
Do not destroy prosperity for you and your family because of your unrepentance.
As long as you seek God you will prosper.