Satisfaction In The Presence of God


Message Magazine’s Online Devotional for Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Based Upon: Isaiah 6:3

Satisfaction is usually associated with having one’s needs fulfilled. If an individual is hungry, and then has a plate of wholesome food, they should be satisfied. When a marriage is successful and each spouse feels complete and happy in one another, they can be considered as satisfied. When a child of God has food and clothing, that child should be satisfied, not ambitious for worldly riches or fame (1 Timothy 6:8).

In my studies several years ago, I encountered an interesting facet of contentment. It was about the fulfillment that angels must posses when in the presence of God. David, the one beloved of God, understood this kind of satisfaction when he wrote, “Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” (Psalm 16:11). In the presence of God, we may find all that we need. There is abundance in His presence. There is peace in His presence. There is life in His presence. It is impossible to be proud while engulfed by His presence.

When Isaiah was in vision, he witnessed heavenly worship. “And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.” (Isaiah 6:3). The angels praised the Lord to the point that the very pillars of heaven shook (Isaiah 6:4). It occurred to me through further study, that although the angels are incredible specimens of beauty and power, they are so satisfied by the presence of God, that they lose sight of themselves. His splendor so overwhelms them, that they cannot recognize the light with which they are covered. Their greatest joy and pleasure is to adore Him.

The Lord is more than worthy of our praise. If sinless, beautiful angels adore Him, what hinders us? “O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our make.” (Psalms 95:6).

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