Blessed be the King of kings, the Lord of lords, the Ancient of days, You are the Lion of Judah, the Prince of prince, the only Living God. Whose mouth utters life, whose hand administers healing, whose feet brings great tidings to His beloved children (Isa 43:8-20). I bow before your throne, may all honour, glory, adoration be ascribe to You Alone Who is worthy of our praise.
Beloved, what is your view about who you are? Okay, let me help you little. From your evaluation of self, are you proud or humble? How do you view people around, especially those from different economic class and statue? What make you want to associate yourself with a certain individual or group of persons?
How do you come before God? Walking majestically before Him or bowing and kneeling before the King of kings and the Lord of lords. Showing your nothingness before Him or showing how well you have serve Him and need to honoured by Him?
Oftentimes, we are so full of self that we miss out what the Spirit of God is drawing our attention due to the empty noise of “Pride” or “Ego” around us, same was the case of Isaiah before he behold, who he actually is before the presence of Almighty.
What you see depends on where you are standing. How? Someone is asking? Come along with me as we examine the message together, from there you will know where you standing:
Then I said: Woe is me, for I am ruined, because I am a man of unclean lips and live among a people of unclean lips, [and] because my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of Hosts.—Isaiah 6:5
An exalted view of God brings a clear view of sin and a realistic view of self. A diminished view of God brings a reduced concern for sin and an inflated view of self. Isaiah may have been satisfied with his personal holiness until he saw the Lord in His unspeakable glory. Isaiah’s encounter with holy God made him immediately and keenly aware of his own unholiness and the sinfulness of those around him. It is impossible to worship God and remain unchanged. The best indication that we have truly worshiped is a changed heart.
Have we so conformed ourselves to a sinful world that we are satisfied with unholy living? Have we sunk so far below God’s standard that when someone does live as God intended, we consider that person “superspiritual”? If we only compare our personal holiness to those around us, we may be deceived into believing that we are living a consecrated life. Yet when we encounter holy God, our only response can be “Woe is me!”
You will not see those around you trusting Jesus until they recognize a clear difference between you and the rest of the world. God wants to sanctify you as He is holy. When God deals with you, there will be a radical degree of purity about your life that is absolutely different from what the world can produce. The world, including those closest to you, will be convinced you serve a holy God by your consecrated life.
At what vintage are you standing, beloved? Pride or humility? Holiness or uncleanness? Examine yourself with scripture and see how well you are doing? As beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, not so with Sin. Sin remains sin whether you acknowledged it or not, It will not make it less sin. Let consider the message below to discover more to yourself:
If You Were God, What Is The One Sin That Would Cause You To Destroy Mankind?
In Noah’s day when God destroyed the earth with a flood:
“They were eating… drinking… (and) marrying… “ (Luke 17:27)
The focus of their lives was on their family and social life.
In Lot’s day when God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, they were:
“Eating… drinking… buying… selling… planting… (and) building.“ (Luke 17:28)
The focus of their lives was also on their family, social life, and on their businesses!
These activities, it would seem, are not exactly the kind that would merit the destruction of mankind!
Except for one small problem: Their emphasis on family, social life, and business simply excluded God. They didn’t hate God. They just ignored Him.
In fact God was to them:
- · Irrelevant
- · On the sidelines
- · Odd “Man” out
And in the Bible this kind of attitude spells IDOLATRY.
It was precisely because of their idolatry that God destroyed their generation.
Tell me, is your life centered primarily on your family, social life or business? Or on God?
If it is not on God, you have a serious problem: IDOLATRY.
And IDOLATERS will not be in God’s heaven. (See 1 Corinthians 6:9)
“Food for thought” for the weekend ahead. Take time to know what idol you have and surrender it at His feet before it consumes you. Remember, He takes no kindly to such as that.
Remain blessed in the Lord.
Evang. Ifeoma Ohondu