Isaiah Chapter 6 1-8
I want to share one of my favorite passages in the bible with you today. This passage shows how God changes people. No one that has truly ever encountered God has remained the same. Isaiah was a young man when this took place. Likely searching for direction and purpose in his life. We should all listen up!!!
Isaiah was a man of integrity, yet one glimpse of God’s holiness makes him come apart at the seams. As long as our gaze is fixed on the horizontal plane of this earth, we have no problem with ourselves. But if we lift our gaze to heaven and contemplate what God is, we will be broken.
The first time he saw who God is for the first time he saw who he was. He saw that he had a dirty mouth and that it came from a dirty heart. The sight of a holy God, and the sound of the holy hymn of worship, brought great conviction to Isaiah’s heart; and he confessed that he was a sinner.
Unclean lips are caused by an unclean heart (Matt. 12:34–35). Isaiah cried out to be cleansed inwardly (Ps. 51:10), and God met his need.
Isaiah sees his sin.
He is crushed under the weight of his sin.
He cries out for salvation.
Pride must be shattered.
Repentance is key.
For many of us our failure to acknowledge our current sin and need for a savior prevents us from experiencing God’s call on our life.
In the same way that Jesus called Isaiah to preach repentance to the nation of Israel Jesus is calling you and I today.
Isaiah’s Vision of the Lord
Isaiah 6 1-8
In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train[a] of his robe filled the temple. 2 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. 3 And one called to another and said:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
the whole earth is full of his glory!”[b]
4 And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke. 5 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!”
6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7 And he touched my mouth and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.”
Isaiah’s Commission from the Lord
8 And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.”
He is calling us to look up and worship Jesus on the throne.
This week will you intentionally seek the face of God?
He is calling us to look in and see ourselves.
This week will you repent of your sin and walk in grace?
He is calling us to look out and see the need.
Who do you know that is in need of the gospel?
May we experience a greater revelation of the holiness of God that leads to a great response in our lives.