The Gospel for Real Life

Jesus in Isaiah 6

This is a post I wrote last year, but I still find it fascinating and wonderful.  I hope it encourages your heart to see Christ in all of the Scriptures!

When was the last time you read Isaiah 6? For me, this passage is familiar. It’s one of those passages that I hope will hit me more and more. I desire that I would be filled with the greatness and awe of God’s majesty, and this passage shows me just how majestic God is.
Recently I was listening to our Vintage Jesus series that the teens in our youth ministry are going through, and Mark Driscoll brought up a point that I had never seen before: The description of God in Isaiah 6 is the description of Jesus. As a conservative evangelical Christian, I know that God is Triune, but it just hit me more to realize how closely related the Persons of the Trinity are when I heard Driscoll share this verse:

Isaiah said these things because he saw his glory and spoke of him. – John 12:41

John is referencing Jesus in this verse. John is saying that Isaiah saw Jesus’ glory and hence spoke of Him. At what point in time did Isaiah see Jesus’ glory? It’s rehearsed in Isaiah 6.

In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!”

Jesus is not only the humble servant, but He is King of kings. He is the Holy Lord. He is the Mighty God whom seraphim continually worship. He is all-powerful. And, for anyone who trusts Him, He is their Savior!


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