“And one [seraphim which is an angelic being] cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of His glory.”
most important thing about you published week of april 11, 2021
The most important thing about you is not how much money you make. It is not what you look like or how popular you are. The most important thing about you is how you see God. The reason for this truth is simple: If your view of God is wrong, then your view of everything else is also wrong. Your view of yourself is shaped by your view of God. Your view of other people is determined by your view of God. Your view of possessions, politics, religion, career and education are all wrapped up in your view of God. You cannot possibly understand what is really important if you do not see God correctly.
More than likely, if you ask fifty different people how they view God, you will likely get fifty different descriptions. What is the key to seeing God correctly and accurately? We must base our view of God on how He views Himself, not on what other people tell us or on what we think and feel. How do we find out how God views Himself? We read and study the Bible which is literally God’s Word . . . it is God's revelation of Himself to mankind. Often we tend to look at the Bible as a book of history, poetry or prophecy. Maybe we look at God's Word from the vantage point of being a volume on Christian living. Yes, all of this is true but we must also consider looking intently into its pages to see the very heart of God. Its pages reveal His character and its words uncover His glory line upon line and precept upon precept. If the truths of God are food, then the Bible is the ultimate all-you-can-eat buffet. It is where we can come to taste and see that He is good (Psalm 34:8). In its sacred pages we can feast on His greatness (Psalm 96:4).
It is impossible to see God clearly without seeing Him in His Word. Certainly, this does not mean that He won’t use other means to speak; but His Word is the most comprehensive picture of who He was in the past, who He is today, and who He will be in the future. In just the first four verses of Isaiah chapter six we learn that God is: 1) Alive (as opposed to King Uzziah – the earthly king who died); 2) Reigning (seated on His throne); 3) Omnipotent (His throne is high and lifted up); 4) Full of splendor (the train of His robe filled the temple); 5) Revered (worshiped by the seraphim surrounding His throne; 6) Holy (“Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty”); and 7) Glorious (“…the whole earth is full of His glory).
There are approximately 31,105 verses in the Bible. After considering just the first four verses of Isaiah 6 to see this beautiful picture of who God is, can you imagine what the rest of Scripture holds for us as readers?
“Father, Thank You for revealing Yourself to me through Your Word. Help me to take time to see You in Your Word for who You are, not just what You have done or can do for me. Dear Lord, I want to learn and grow to cherish the Bible as a priceless gift from You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen”