Seeing the King – Part 2
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 6:1-8
Key Verse: Isaiah 6:5
“Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.”
Continuing our thoughts from yesterday’s devotional, we have to deal with the fact that we do not get the same revelation that Isaiah did. How can we expect to fear God properly if we don’t have the same experiences as the men of the Bible?
God has miraculously preserved these scriptures for us. We are to read them over and over. We are to live these experiences through the stories of these writers of the Bible. If we believe God preserved them for us, we should believe they will transform us as the original experiences transformed these who first experienced them. The Apostle Paul wrote of this type of transformation: “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…” (Romans 12:2). When our mind is renewed, we are transformed. When we read Isaiah’s account of seeing the King of kings, it fills our minds with that same imagery. We, who believe in the inspiration of these scriptures, receive the image as truth for us! It creates the experience of awe and worship in us, as it did in Isaiah.
Take time to read Isaiah 6:1-8 several times. Slowly allow these images to invade your mind; let them transform you into a true worshipper of God!
Father, I want my worship of you to come from a mind that has been renewed and transformed. I fall before you in awe! In Jesus’ name, amen.