Thursday, September 19, 2019
The Lord Alone
Isaiah 2 speaks of the last days,
of the Lord's exaltation at that time,
and the judgement of men.
He finishes saying "the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day" (vs. 11 and 17).
When God is exalted all else is humbled.
This is a truth desperately needed.
"The Lord alone" is a totally exclusive declaration, not even the tiniest thing can come alongside Him.
For us to find God, all that we are, and all that we think we possess,
must bow down.
How much seeking for answers in our spiritual lives is frustrated at this point?
How many of the "closed doors" come from a lack of "utterness" in our seeking?
There is something so beautiful when the sun rises in a morning without clouds, and all is made luminous and clear.
And there is something so beautiful when the Lord is seen without hindrance, or earthly impediments.
This has always been God's aim ...
"Thou shalt have no other God's before Me." (Ex. 20.3)
"Let us lay aside every weight" says the apostle. (Heb.12.1)
It is the same thing - God alone as the focus of life.
This is where our eyes see clearly.
This is the vision of transcendent beauty.
"How great is His goodness, and how great is His beauty." (Zec. 9.17)