Let’s Point it Back

“Doom! It’s Doomsday! I’m as good as dead! Every word I’ve ever spoken is tainted blasphemous even! And the people I live with talk the same way, using words that corrupt and desecrate. And here I’ve looked God in the face! The King! GOD-of-the-Angel-Armies!”

(Isaiah 6:5 MSG)

We can spend our entire lives pointing the finger at other people, but I believe that there eventually comes a time when that finger is pointed back at us. Such was the case of the prophet Isaiah. This messenger of God was eventually confronted with his own sin while in the mighty presence of God. In His presence everything is exposed – our self-righteousness, pride, guilt. If God’s prophet, His agent, could utter the above sentiments, what would we say if we were in His presence? So before we point the finger at others, let’s remember to point it back at ourselves.

Beholding God’s holiness leaves us with a sense of our own unworthiness.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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