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!”
And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke.
What an unbelievable picture! If you skipped reading the verse, stop the devotion now and let the words play out this scene in your mind.
Burning, six-winged angels surrounded God’s throne in worship of glory so great that the Temple shook and filled with smoke when God even spoke.
What’s happening here is the Eternal King is ruling and reigning in absolute power, yet still taking an interest in his people, still revealing himself to Isaiah.
It might seem a silly question to ask, but who was this great King Isaiah saw?
Was it God the Father? Jesus? The Holy Spirit?
We’ll refer to Jesus’ words for the quick answer, “Isaiah said these things because he saw his glory and spoke of him” (John 12:41).
“His” and “him” mean Jesus.
Because he continued in John 12:44 saying, “Whoever believes in me, believes not in me but in him who sent me.”
He connected this glorious vision to himself as the eternal, undying King whose rule never ends.
This is important because we are often stuck on the picture of Jesus’ incarnation, and we forget about his exultation.
Here, blazing angels were calling out, “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD”!
This repetition of “Holy” in Hebrew conveys that he is thrice holy, or beyond anything we can compare him to.
Think of it like this, “You are holy, you are most holy, you are holier than anything we could ever conceive! You are God!”
There is no power higher and nothing beyond him.
This is Jesus, our Jesus!
Though he came to earth in humility, he reigns forever on the throne of power, and “the whole earth is full of his glory!”
Don’t simply worship part of Jesus, worship all of Him. Remember Christ as the all-powerful King in Isaiah’s day, and in ours.