SMS # 106: Isaiah 6:1 (Extended)

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. (NIV)

“I STILL REIGN.” No matter what our circumstances are, or how we feel, God is still on His throne, and in control.

Does this fact bring you any comfort?

EXTENDED:

Uzziah became king at the age of 16 and ruled for 52 years. He was a military prowess, having an army of over 300,000 men, and using “advanced” warfare equipment such as tower mounted mangonels and ballistas (2 Chronicles 26). His power and fame lead to his downfall, however, as one day he tried to do the priestly duty of burning incense at the Lord’s temple. This in turn led to him having leprosy until the time he died.

At the time of a great earthly king’s death, God shows Isaiah that the Heavenly King was still in his position – in power, and undoubtedly in control. God has never vacated his throne. His splendor was never lessened in any way.

Regardless of circumstances beyond our control, he remains sovereign and undisputed. How should these facts affect the way we live and think?

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