Have You Seen?

Have You Seen? By Kirk Hunt

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple.

Isaiah 6:1 NKJV

The Temple was just as beautiful and impressive as it had always been.  Then suddenly, it was pale in comparison.  The majesty, glory and presence of God filled a space unable to begin to contain so much power, might and eternity.  In that moment Isaiah saw the God of heaven as you should see Him.

Perhaps you are new in Christ.  You may be a seasoned veteran of God’s Kingdom.  Either way, you need to see again.  I pray that you will come into His presence, in His full glory.  I want you to see God, as He should be seen.

We are His children.  He loves us as no other can.  Still, He is a big God and we are a very small part of His creation.  We need to understand what it means for the God of all creation to concern Himself with us.

He is at the center of all things and He designs and plans in love and grace toward us.  With swirling galaxies and nebula, whirling around Him, He turns the loving eye of a father on mere men and women.  With all of creation clamoring to worship our infinite God, He concerns Himself with us.

Isaiah saw and understood.  A very big God, uncontainable in any earthly place or space, concerned Himself with one soul.  Have you seen that the God of creation concerns Himself with you?

Think:      Do I really see God in all of His glory and majesty?

Pray:         “Lord, help me to see You.”

Copyright © December 2018, Kirk Hunt

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Boaz and Jachim


“Boaz and Jachim” by Kirk Hunt

And he set up the pillars in the porch of the temple: and he set up the right pillar, and called the name thereof Jachin: and he set up the left pillar, and called the name thereof Boaz.

1 Kings 7:21 KJV

The gold overlay of the Temple gleamed brightly in the Mediterranean sun. All of Jerusalem would have only been preparation for the Temple itself. A faithful pilgrim to the First Temple would have been impressed and humbled.

The door of the Temple was guarded. Not by images of animals, or even angels, but by two brass pillars. As if ornate pillars 27 feet tall and nearly 6 feet across were not significant enough, they had names.

The right-hand pillar, “Jachim” means “He will establish.” The left-hand pillar, Boaz means “In Him is strength.” Some Bible scholars state that they are symbolic of the Pillars of Fire and Smoke that led Israel through the wilderness. Clearly, they are a reference to God’s power and sovereignty.

For the worshiper entering the Temple, the message of these pillars may have been more internal than external. “God will establish a purpose within you.” “God will give you the strength to live for Him.”

God has established a purpose for your life. He has the strength you need to fulfill your mission. He is ready and willing to empower you.

Think: I have a purpose in God’s Kingdom, and God has all the power I need.

Pray: “Lord, help me live out the purpose You have given me.”

Copyright © January 2010, Kirk Hunt