Today’s Scripture: And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke. Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts. Isaiah 6:3-5

Why is it that there are some people who can’t get enough of the things of God while there are other Christians who are living for the life that is right now? Is it because some believers are more prone to service than others? Do outgoing people witness more, or do people who are quieter by nature pray more?The Bible teaches that all believers should serve. Many people would like to blame their personalities for their lack of service. The difference really boils down to vision. Isaiah saw a vision of Heaven, and he was never the same after he saw it. His own unholiness was his first thought as he fell on his face before the true and living God.

Isaiah saw the real world. He saw the worldly system around him as it really was – a facade that changes with the wind. The truth of life is that Heaven is real. When Isaiah saw it, all he wanted to do was serve his Creator.

How do you view the world around you? Do you see it as it really is? Is the world more important to you than you realize? Get a pair of Isaiah’s eternal glasses and put them on-look at the “real world” and catch a vision of Christ. Nothing else really matters.

Devotional by Dr. James A. Scudder