O Adonai (Isaiah 6 and 40)
We don't just need a Savior who is wise. We need a Savior who is powerful. But what does it mean to invite God's power? What does it mean to call Jesus our "Lord"? Our culture tends to be uncomfortable with unchecked, awesome power. How do we know that we can trust God?
“n 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!”
And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke.And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!””
(Isaiah 6:1–5 ESV)