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Hello and thanks for joining in on to today’s daily devotion. Today is Tuesday Dec. 29th. The
3rd day of the Hebraic week.
Our verse today is Isaiah 6:1
While the verse continues on with the vision that Isaiah saw, I’d like to look at something that I believe we may be overlooking. Now, I confess that I might be stretching things a bit, however, I think it’s an interesting thing to consider.
Have you ever wondered how King Uzziah died? 2nd Chronicles tells about King Uzziah. He actually started out on a righteous path before YHWH. However, sadly enough, he didn’t stay on that path.
But after Uzziah became powerful, his pride led to his downfall. He was unfaithful to YHWH his God, and entered the temple of YHWH to burn incense on the altar of incense. 17 Azariah the priest with eighty other courageous priests of YHWH followed him in. 18 They confronted him and said, “It is not right for you, Uzziah, to burn incense to YHWH. That is for the priests, the descendants of Aaron, who have been consecrated to burn incense. Leave the sanctuary, for you have been unfaithful; and you will not be honored by YHWH God.”
The following verses tells us that Uzziah became angry and was about to begin with the incense. However, leprosy immediately broke out on his forehead. The priests hurried him out because YHWH had afflicted him.
We are then told that Uzziah had leprosy until the day he died. He lived in a separate house and was excluded from the temple. His son had charge of the palace and governed the people.
Verse 16 really says it all though. Verse 16 “But after Uzziah became powerful, his pride led to his downfall.”
Pride. It was his pride.
It’s when his pride was removed from the camp that Isaiah saw his vision.
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.
When pride gets in the way, it only blocks our vision of YHWH. Is there pride in your life? Would you know it if you saw it? Pride doesn’t just effect your life, it will impact the lives of those around you as well. Don’t let pride in your life keep others from seeing YHWH.
Let this be a focus in your time of meditation throughout the day. Until tomorrow, shalom!