Kadosh Kadosh Kadosh

2 Chronicles 26: 5 He sought God during the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear [b] of God. As long as he sought the LORD, God gave him success.

2 Chronicles 26:16-23
16 But after Uzziah became powerful, his pride led to his downfall. He was unfaithful to the LORD his God, and entered the temple of the LORD to burn incense on the altar of incense. 17 Azariah the priest with eighty other courageous priests of the LORD followed him in. 18 They confronted him and said, “It is not right for you, Uzziah, to burn incense to the LORD. 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 the LORD God.”

19 Uzziah, who had a censer in his hand ready to burn incense, became angry. While he was raging at the priests in their presence before the incense altar in the LORD’s temple, leprosy [c] broke out on his forehead. 20 When Azariah the chief priest and all the other priests looked at him, they saw that he had leprosy on his forehead, so they hurried him out. Indeed, he himself was eager to leave, because the LORD had afflicted him.

21 King Uzziah had leprosy until the day he died. He lived in a separate house [d] —leprous, and excluded from the temple of the LORD. Jotham his son had charge of the palace and governed the people of the land.

22 The other events of Uzziah’s reign, from beginning to end, are recorded by the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz. 23 Uzziah rested with his fathers and was buried near them in a field for burial that belonged to the kings, for people said, “He had leprosy.” And Jotham his son succeeded him as king.

Isaiah 6:1-8
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. 2 Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. 3 And they were calling to one another:

“Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty;
the whole earth is full of his glory.”

4 At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.

5 “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty.”

6 Then one of the seraphs flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7 With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

When I read these scriptures together it sits on my heart a little differently. It lines up with the lives of others in the bible. When I read it, it goes like this in my heart….

I was brought to Christ as a child at a young age. My father was a minister and I walked in his shadow. I sought wise council and as long as I was seeking the LORD first I was blessed. But my prosperity and genealogy fueled the pride within me. The more I was blessed the more righteous I would become. I was blessed and highly favored; I believed everything should be mine because I was a child of GOD. I said to myself, who is like me and I am like no one else because I don’t sin like them. I said to myself, my way is righteous and how I live is how all should live. I casted down God’s law with that statement. I turned away from the cross and the redemptive plan of the LORD. I said that there was no need for Christ to die because I had figured it out. I was the answer to my salvation. I had chose God and like a spoiled child I truly believed that the parent owes the child. My pride swelled and I entered into God’s presence without reverence; I circumvent His design and was struck down. I was casted out and separated but then something happened….

In the year that my pride died I saw the LORD and He was seated on His throne. I saw His grace and felt His mercy upon my face. His glory shed light on my life and my heart. The love in His election touched me… God’s Sovereign Choice (Romans 9) gripped my soul. Christ call to the sick and not the healthy struck me with fear and assurance all at once. I embraced the cross and repented from my sins. I feel in love with the gospel and submitted my illness to Jesus Christ who came from me because I was so sick.

Mark 2

15While Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house, many tax collectors and “sinners” were eating with him and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. 16When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw him eating with the “sinners” and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: “Why does he eat with tax collectors and ‘sinners’?”

17On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

God knew what I needed and He sent Jesus because He knew I was sick. I didn’t think I was in need of a doctor. But the doctor took one look at me and diagnosed me as a terminal sinner. I was saved from my own self inflected damnation as well as death under a righteous God’s justice. Now with eagerness I shout; send me LORD I’ll go!

God bless you & may the Holy Spirit lead you
Rev. W. R. Martin Jr.
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