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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Things Are Never As They Appear (Isaiah 6:1)

"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."

Uzziah reigned in Judah for fifty-two years. His reign brought stability to the kingdom while his death brought uncertainty. Behind the scenes, however, Isaiah saw the stability of another throne with another king. God opens his eyes to behold the invisible reality of a Sovereign Ruler. Isaiah sees three things:
  • The Lord seated on the throne - this king would taste death but would rise again
  • The Lord high and exalted - man's worship of idols doesn't touch heaven nor displace God
  • The train of the Lord's robe filling the temple - earthly tabernacles cannot contain Him; even the heavens themselves cannot contain His glorious greatness
The New Testament clarifies Isaiah's vision by stating that Isaiah saw the Lord Jesus Christ, "Isaiah said this because he saw Jesus' glory and spoke about him" (John 12:41). What can we learn from Isaiah's vision?


Hidden behind the scenes of the natural realm where death occurs and circumstances change exists an enthroned King. Peace envelops the heart that sees, by faith, the Lord Jesus Christ as the Sovereign Ruler. A heavenly view of eternal things alters my earthly perspective. Things are NEVER as they appear.


Questions for today's Chronological Bible reading:
2 Kings 15:17-20; 2 Kings 15:6-7; 2 Kings 15:21-29
  • Describe Menahem's reign.
  • Look at the timeline at the beginning of your Bible. How many years does Israel have remaining as a nation after Uzziah's (Azariah) death?
  • What is the standard of measurement used to describe each king's reign in Israel? In Judah?
Isaiah 6:1-13
  • How does Isaiah's vision affect his view of himself?
2 Kings 15:32-38; 2 Chronicles 29:1-9; 1 Chronicles 5:11-17; 2 Kings 16:1-9; 2 Chronicles 28:1-21
  • What was the secret of Jotham's power?
  • What specifically provoked the Lord's anger about Pekah's treatment of Judah?
Turning Truth into Prayer:
Ask the Lord to let you get His perspective on your problems.