Isaiah 6:1 “In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lords, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filed the temple.”
Why do we tend to see things when tragedy hits? Are we so occupied in life that we are numb to the things around us? Isaiah says that he was able to see the Lord when King Uzziah died, but according to many theologians, what Isaiah is stating says a lot! Isaiah at this moment, is speaking from a feeling of discouragement and confusion. What he was really saying here was; “Where is GOD in all of this?”
To Isaiah, King Uzziah wasn’t just any King. He was a great wise King who died tragically (2 Chronicles 26:16). So, where was the Lord in all of this? According to Isaiah, he states that he saw the Lord seated on a throne. While Isaiah isn’t the only person who saw the Lord seated on his throne, we must understand that Isaiah is making point that in heaven there is a thrown, and the LORD God sits upon it as the sovereign ruler of the universe! According to scholars, this is a central fact in heaven, there is an occupied throne in heaven! This is a powerful statement! Anyone can sit on a chair, but God sits on a throne!
The throne is a sign of authority, control, and power. So, while there may be throne's here on earth, none compared to the one in heaven. Isaiah may have been depressed or discouraged because a great leader of Judah was no longer on the throne. God in heaven now shows Isaiah, "Don't worry about it, Isaiah. Uzziah may not be on his throne, but I am on My throne."
As you look forward in this new year, remember, regardless of what happens here on earth and with man, God is always seated on his throne and is always in full control!
Prayer: Thank you Lord for reminding me today that you are in full control of all circumstances and that you are always seated on the throne. At the end of the day, you have the final authority and rulership, and I am to look at you for all things and trust in your Word always! To God be the glory! Amen.