Grateful for Judges Who Love Truth

In today’s Old Testament reading we’re given insight to the vision of Isaiah 6.

The Lord God, our ultimate Judge, sits on His throne, engulfed by Truth and the Beauty which always accompanies it.

Watch what happens to the imperfect man before Him, who, by the way, is wise and humble enough to have a contrite heart.

In the year King Uzziah died,
I saw the Lord seated on a high and lofty throne,
with the train of his garment filling the temple.
Seraphim were stationed above; each of them had six wings:
with two they veiled their faces,
with two they veiled their feet,
and with two they hovered aloft.

They cried one to the other,
“Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts!
All the earth is filled with his glory!”
At the sound of that cry, the frame of the door shook
and the house was filled with smoke.

Then I said, “Woe is me, I am doomed!
For I am a man of unclean lips,
living among a people of unclean lips;
yet my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!”
Then one of the seraphim flew to me,
holding an ember that he had taken with tongs from the altar.

He touched my mouth with it and said,
“See, now that this has touched your lips,
your wickedness is removed, your sin purged.”

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying,
“Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?”
“Here I am,” I said; “send me!”

It’s interesting to see how God, on His lofty throne, with flowing robes, is there first to correct.

Too often we think of God as the One who condemns us on Judgement Day.

The fact is, God does not condemn anyone.

We condemn ourselves through our own actions and rejection of Truth.

Yesterday my brother and I sat through a trial as plaintiffs against a local municipality that we believed had wronged us.

By God’s mercy and the ruling of a very wise Judge, we won our case.

What was so beautiful to see was how the Judge allowed the defendant to restate all of their mistakes.

At one point the Judge challenged the municipality with this question…”do you think I have the right to rule in favor of the plaintiff?”

The answer…shockingly…”no your honor…you don’t.”

If looks could kill, the municipal attorney would’ve been slain right there by a hovering angel.

God has the power to do whatever He wills.

His first thought is always to purge us of our sins so that we can go forward in Truth and bring others into His fold.

If we reject that purging…then, on Judgement Day we will be asked “Why?”

The answer that’s given…that you God–cannot do what You will…well…that’s what fills up Gehenna.


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