The Key To Prosperity

Today’s Passage – 2 Chronicles 25 – 28

Second Milers also read – Acts 23 – 25; Psalms 111 – 115; Proverbs 23

Scripture Memory for May – Psalm 51

Listen to this morning’s Scripture song – Psalm 121

Read “Plenty More Where That Came From” from 2 Chronicles 25

“And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God: and as long as he sought the LORD, God made him to prosper.” – (2 Chronicles 26:5)

“But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.” – (Psalm 1:2-3)

There is not much that I can add to what was written in 2 Chronicles 26:5 – “as long as he sought the Lord, God made him to prosper”. Inside that statement lies the only key to real success in life – seeking God. As long as you and I are truly seeking God and His will for our lives, God will also make our lives to prosper.

In this chapter we see this principle in action in the life of King Uzziah. He was a great king that was mightily used of the Lord as long as he was seeking God. He experienced many military victories, and also caused Judah to prosper economically and scientifically. As long as Uzziah was in submission to the will of God, he and the kingdom prospered greatly. Unfortunately, he got himself into trouble:

“But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction: for he transgressed against the LORD his God, and went into the temple of the LORD to burn incense upon the altar of incense.” – (2 Chronicles 26:16)

Uzziah overstepped his bounds when he went into the temple to offer incense. He felt like he could do whatever he wanted, but God wasn’t pleased. The Lord gave King Uzziah leprosy, and he lived the rest of his life separated from the people in a “several (separated) house”.

So the bottom line is that when we are in submission to the Lord, He will bless what we do; but when we get to the place where we no longer need the Lord, God’s hand of prosperity will cease.


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Comments

  • joe R says:

    Amen. Seek Him first. In good times and bad. Him first…

  • Ojo Teresa says:

    Seeking and waiting truly on God is the key to been marvellously helped of God. May God sustain our gaze on him, because Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith.

  • nnamdi Nduka-uba says:

    Men, this is a top business secret. As long as I seek Him, stay in His will, I am bound to be prospered. Thank you Jesus.

  • paschal says:

    we treated this particular area in our church i have to search for more details online because it is a reality. thanks P.Phil

  • Rev Goddy Ezeh says:

    I am much interested in knowing the actual help zechariah rendered to uzziah and what it means to have understanding in vissions of God

  • Adebayo Clement Olusoji says:

    To have understanding of the visions of God. Means to have the gift and divine wisdom to interprete God’s law or word, prophetic visions, dreams of others, thoughts of others & prophecies of others religiously, politically, economically & common life. Like Daniel and Joseph

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