Monday, February 20 – Isaiah 57:15

Feb 19, 2023

For this is what the high and exalted One who lives forever, whose name is Holy, says: “I dwell in a high and holy place, and also with the contrite and lowly of spirit in order to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.

 

Most of us have seen or experienced the damage power can do to a person. We describe people who have not handled power well as having big heads or say they let the power go to their heads. Time and again we have witnessed the downfall of those who get too power-hungry and lose sight of the people around them.

 

God is holy. He is set apart completely from us, unlike us, and infinitely above us. Yet, in his perfection, He sees all things clearly. His high position never blinds Him in the way it does people. He is high and exalted but also near to the lowly. He restores and reconciles us to Himself instead of looking down at our position. God’s holiness puts into perspective how small we really are. It reveals the deep sin in our hearts that cannot be hidden in His presence. But as we meditate on His holiness and are humbled by this reality, we do not need to be afraid or discouraged because even in our darkest place, He is with us, ready to restore us. May we not be intimidated by this attribute of God in a way that we distance ourselves from Him, but may we draw near to Him knowing He is both holy and good. He is both high above us and near to us in our every need.

 

  • When in your life have you been lowly of spirit?
  • When have you been comforted by God during a difficult time? How did that make you feel?
  • Pray and thank God for His holiness and His nearness, thank Him that He holds those in perfect harmony.

 

 

 

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