Often we obscure our view of God, because we are looking at people. Isaiah was a powerful prophet sent by The Lord to call Israel back to a relationship with God. At some point, Isaiah had taken his eyes off God and started to look at King Uzziah. Uzziah was a remarkable man. He had done a great job in leading Israel and his enemies would not dare attack Israel as long as he lead the armies.
In his old age, Uzziah contracted leprosy. He was slowly dying and fear ran through the country. If Uzziah died, Israel would be destroyed. Isaiah put his trust in the king instead of the King of kings. Upon King Uzziah’s death, Isaiah was able to regain his view of God.
Are there people in whom you are placing your trust? Or, are you trusting in your resources? It is easy to lose sight of God and His power. It is often when we experience loss that we are forced to rely on God and see Him for who He is. Isaiah was able to see the greatness of God! Everything else paled in comparison. God wants you to see Him in His glory, so that you will never take your eyes off Him.
Tomorrow’s Reading: Isaiah 8:1-9:21; 2 Corinthians 12:1-10; Psalm 55:1-23; Proverbs 23:4-5