Morning Everyone, I have been gone for awhile but back now. Thank you for reading "Dee's Thoughts" and please let me know your thoughts. Today we are going to look into the book of Isaiah chapter 6 as God is calling Isaiah to do a hard thing. Let's get started:
A Void Filled
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple. Isaiah 6:1
We have all lost someone that we loved or have greatly looked up to. Such is the case with Isaiah. King Uzziah has died. We don’t know how much the death of King Uzziah affects Isaiah, but we can probably assume he was devastated and dishearten and his confidence shaken as he witnessed Judah’s leader succumb to shame, stupor, leprosy and finally death; certainly the stability of his homeland without its king was foremost in his mind.
It is important to note that Isaiah watched his king rot and succumb to the uncleanness of leprosy. It is at this time of the kings death that Isaiah is given a vision where he is standing in the midst of God’s realm seeing supernatural visions revealing the holiness of the Lord of hosts sitting upon His throne as seraphs are calling to one another, saying Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord Almighty, the whole earth if full of his glory. Verse 3.
Verse 4…As Isaiah heard the voices of the seraphs, the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke. As Isaiah was witnessing with his own eyes what was happening around him, the same thing was also happening within his own heart, as he cried out to God “Woe to me! For I am a man of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty… HIS EYES WERE OPENED!
So, what can we take away from this event in Isaiah 6 and how do we apply it to our own lives? It is revealed to Isaiah that he is also unclean and guilty and living among others who are also unclean. It is easy for us to quickly look at someone else’s sin, but another thing entirely for us to see it in ourselves.
Our own sinful condition has a way of creeping up on us, even the most devoted to God. The process of spiritual awareness and understanding is critical as it applies also to our eyes, ears and heart. These senses are controlled by God; and it is only through His grace that they are opened that we may receive the message of redemption. We can do nothing to make that happen.
God many times uses our losses to shake our world and open our eyes to see things differently and to move us in a different direction. Let us take the example that is given us in Isaiah and when God asks…Whom shall I send? And who will go for us? Let me say “Here am I” send me. .