Isaiah: The Year Uzziah Died

 

Isaiah was a prophet that lived in the days of Uzziah
His life and ministry was long-it spanned the reign of four kings
Uzziah was the king in his youth and so was Hezekiah in his dotage

Uzziah’s faithfulness and fame was a great example to Isaiah
This king was a role model, a man blessed as far as one could tell
Isaiah loved him for his godly stand and was welcomed by the royal band

For what godly king would not honor an earnest, young prophet?
Which prophet would detest a court which never treated him as a puppet?
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Uzziah’s Moment

This tale of Uzziah is a cautionary tale
It tells of ego inflation and destiny deflation
And that pride’s trajectory often lands in crash territory

Uzziah was a blessed from birth-he was born a prince
To a godly, royal father who taught him not to wander
From God’s way never to depart but to serve with his heart

Uzziah was a blessed teenager too for he was King at sixteen
Not for him the vile symptoms of juvenile delinquency
Instead absolute authority and royal responsibility was his
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Elisha

 

One day a man was ploughing with twelve oxen
Little did he know that he was marked and chosen
To continue Elijah’s commission and harvest his portion

God sent the prophet to touch his pupil with his mantle
That was the call, too simple to survive tough analysis
Yet to heed it will precipitate a family crisis

Elisha paused, asked for time to tidy tenuous affairs
Elijah was nonplussed at the confusion he caused
Elisha must decide, he alone would choose his side
Spurred by unction, he decided to immediately shelve
His agrarian plans by killing the yoked oxen-all twelve
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Jehoshaphat:Godly Compromiser

 

This man was a righteous king of the land of Judah
His life yields valuable lessons of the blessings of heeding

God’s Word and the dangers of meddling and dabbling with the world

 


Jehoshaphat started his reign well-so the Scriptural chronicles tell
He walked in the path of his ancestor David whose heart

Was fixed on the Divine throughout with stout and unflagging loyalty

 


Because he walked with the Word, Jehoshaphat was blessed of the Lord
He had peace on every side for the countries beside made no trouble
Instead they paid tribute with presents and loyal sentiments 
Jehoshaphat built cities, fortifications and institutions

His pomp, power and prestige grew by leaps and bounds

 

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