Isaiah’s vision of the Lord reveals Him as Moses’ God (His smoke filled the Temple just like the Tabernacle). The only hope for God’s people is the holy seed (of David). He is the stump that will provide the future tree of God’s Kingdom.
* God of steadfast love, please help us see You a little better today.
“In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple.”
How striking this passage is!
Isaiah had a vision of THE LORD – This is startling to think through. In his mind, his brain, his earthly limited existence, this prophet was shown THE LORD.
What a vision this must have been!
A voice that shook the foundations of the thresholds. The house/temple filled with smoke.
We see a picture of the Lord God (this is God who spoke to Moses, who requisitioned the Ark, the Tabernacle, the earthly shadow artifacts) – We see here a glimpse of the heavenly reality!
And too, very importantly, we see the only response for us mortal folk.
“Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips;”
It is good to be reminded of this, how important it is that we are utterly and completely humbled before the HOLY and PURE God Almighty.
Our God sits on a throne. His voice shakes foundations. The seraphim sing praises to Him.
* Father God,
Thank You for Your love for us – That even though You are a HOLY God, high and lifted up – That even though we are a people of unclean lips; despite these truths, You loved us. You called us, and You saved us.
Thank You Lord, Hallelujah!