Thursday, September 16, 2021

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 Isaiah 6:1-13


Isaiah's perspective on God in the initial four verses gives us a feeling of God's significance, power, and mystery. Isaiah's case of perceiving his sin before God urges us to admit our own wrongdoings.


The image of absolution, that Isaiah gives, advises us that we are pardoned as well. At the point when we perceive how incredible God is, how guilty we are, and the degree of His absolution, we get the strength to accomplish His work. How does our idea of the significance of God match Isaiah's?


In verses 1-4:

The seraphim are angelic beings made by God. This is the only spot in the Bible where they are referenced. Here they work as God's operators in commissioning Isaiah. Isaiah could comprehend them when they addressed him and when they praised God. Since they drifted above God's throne, they may have been God’s attendants. They were striking and amazing creatures, and their singing shook the Temple.


Revelation 4:8 – And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.


Psalm 72:19 – And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.


In verse 5 – The Common Man:

To be common is to be unclean, unworthy, no hope, sinful, deceitful, low in ranking, impure, and/or guilty. Listening in to the recognition of the holy messengers, Isaiah acknowledges he was common and unclean before God, with no hope for matching God's standard of blessedness. Were we not all common before accepting Christ as our personal Savior? Are our lives so important that we are to be placed upon some high pedestal above all other people?


Luke 5:8 – When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.


Romans 3:23 – For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;


Romans 3:10 – As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:


In verses 6-7 – The Cleansed Man:

To be set apart, free from blemish, rid of corruption & impurities, or free of guilt. At the point when his lips were contacted with a burning coal, he was informed that his sins were pardoned. It was not the coal that purged him, yet God. Were any of us holy before we met God? Were we not all dirty with sin? Are any of us still stained with sin? Should we not seek cleansing?


Isaiah 40:2 – Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the LORD's hand double for all her sins.


Jeremiah 1:9 – Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth.


1 John 1:7 – But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from our sins.


What can wash away my sins, nothing but the blood of Jesus. What can make me whole again, nothing but the blood of Jesus. Oh, precious is the flow, that makes me white as snow. No other fount I know, nothing but the blood of Jesus.


In verse 8 – The Called Man:

To be summoned, an invitation, a command, or a divine vocation. Accordingly, he submitted himself altogether to the service of God. Regardless of how troublesome his assignment would be, he stated, 'here am I, send me'. The difficult purifying procedure was vital before Isaiah could satisfy the undertaking to which God was calling him. Has God called us for a purpose, to do a task, to do a specific job? Have we acknowledged that calling? Have we responded to that calling?


Exodus 3:10-12 – Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt. And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt? And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.


Matthew 13:14 – And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:


Romans 8:28 – And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.


Before we acknowledge God's call to represent Him to people around us, we should be purged as Isaiah was. Letting God decontaminate us might be excruciating; however, we should be refined with the goal that we can genuinely be a spokesperson for God, who is holy and pure.


In verse 11 – The Continual Man:

To be constant, perpetual, unfailing repetition to endure. How long must I endure? How long must I work? We are to continually work until the task is complete. Have we gotten lazy and quit working? Have we given up? Have we said to ourselves that the job is too hard? Do we have the strength and the fortitude to continue? If not, then why not? Have we asked Christ to give us the strength? Have we not asked for His guidance?


Leviticus 26:31 – And I will make your cities waste, and bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the savour of your sweet odours.


Jeremiah 4:29 – The whole city shall flee for the noise of the horsemen and bowmen; they shall go into thickets, and climb up upon the rocks: every city shall be forsaken, and not a man dwell therein.


Jeremiah 5:21 – Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not:


Acts 6:4 – But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.


God disclosed to Isaiah that the individuals would listen, yet they would not learn from his message on the grounds that their hearts had hardened past repenting. God's understanding with their incessant resistance was at long last depleted, and his judgment was to desert them to their wickedness. For what reason did God send Isaiah if He knew the individuals wouldn't listen?


Although the country itself would not apologize and would harvest judgment; a few people would listen. In verse 13, God clarifies His plan for a remainder of steadfast followers. Indeed, even in judgment God is kind. We can attain consolation from God's promise to save His people. If we are dedicated to Him, we can make certain of His benevolence.


When might people listen to God? Simply after they had reached the end and had no place to turn yet to God. This would happen when the land was wrecked by attacking armed forces and the people taken into imprisonment. The 'tenth' alludes either to the people who stayed in the land after captivity, or the people who came back from Babylon to rebuild the land. Each gathering was about a tenth of the total populace. When will we listen to God speak to us? Must we experience disasters before we will listen to God's words like to Judah? Consider what God might be saying to you and obey Him before it is too late.


Trust and obey, for there is no other way, to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

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