King Uzziah sought the Lord in his youth. As his fame and power increased, however, his pride took root. Blinded by arrogance, Uzziah charged into the Lord’s temple and disregarded the warnings of His priests. As a result, he was afflicted with leprosy. Alistair Begg notes that Uzziah’s story is a reminder for us today: we must seek the Lord in humility, asking for His help to guard us against the illusion of human strength.
topics: Biblical Figures, Effects of Sin, Judgement, Pride