A Royal Reception

26th JULY 2020

Christ for Youth International

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. 2 Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3 And one cried to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!” [ Isaiah 6: 1–3 NKJV]

We are certain we have all learned a lot from this month’s devotional. Today, we will reiterate a very important point in hosting the presence of God. The 6th chapter of the book of Isaiah helps us to take note of the nature of our God. God is King and anytime we talk about hosting Him, we have to bear that in mind.

Kings are not ordinary people. They are not of the same calibre as their subjects. From Isaiah 6, we get an understanding of how Isaiah tried to capture the nature of God. Firstly, he says “… SITTING UPON A THRONE” to mean God is a person of authority and as such He executes Judgment. Secondly, “… HIGH AND LIFTED UP” means that all authority emanates from Him and thus all buts end with Him.

He also says “… THE TRAIN OF HIS ROBE FILLED THE TEMPLE” it epitomizes the expression of His majesty. He goes on to say “… ABOVE IT STOOD SEPRAPHIM…” who called to one another shouting “HOLY, HOLY, HOLY IS THE LORD OF HOSTS”, they were talking about his nature; our God is Holy.

“…THE WHOLE EARTH IS FULL OF HIS GLORY”, we see God’s glory in all of creation; everything exists because of His glory. So in hosting Him, the glory is to Him alone.

When as Christians, we say that “God is here”, this is what we are talking about. We need to constantly bear in mind the nature of the God we are hosting. Having the right knowledge of who He is, informs our preparation to host Him and we must do it reverently.

Heavenly Father, please help me to appreciate Your majesty and the nature of Your Holiness, as You enlighten me to host Your presence all the days of my life.

Further Readings: Revelations 4:8–11

Bible In One Year: Jeremiah [36–39]

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