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 elevated throne, the heavenly messengers, and the triple “holy” focused-on the holiness of God. During a time when spiritual and moral indifference had arrived at their pinnacle, it was significant so that Isaiah might see God’s holiness. Holiness implies perfect morality, unadulterated, and put aside from all transgression. We really need to rediscover the holiness of God. Our everyday encounters, society’s tensions, and our inadequacies diminish and limit our perspective on God. The Bible’s perspective on God as high and lifted up, is what we need to lift us out of our concerns and daily issues. The moral perfection of God, when seen appropriately, decontaminates us from wrongdoing, scrubs our minds from our concerns, and empowers us to venerate and to serve him.
Isaiah’s vision was his call to be the courier of God’s message to the Israelites. Isaiah was given a troublesome mission. He needed to let the individuals, who believed that they were God’s honored and blessed, that God planned to obliterate them due to their rebellion. Just imagine their thought process when they would hear Isaiah speak of the chastisement to come.
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.
In verse 5:
The Common Man:
To be common is to be unclean, unworthy, with 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?
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?
Church Hymnal, page 368, “Nothing But the Blood”
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?
Before we acknowledge God's call to represent him to the 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 11-13:
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 become 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?
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 finally depleted, and his judgment was to desert them to their wickedness. For what reason did God send Isaiah if he knew the individuals would not listen?
Although the country itself would not apologize and would harvest judgment, a few people would listen. In verse thirteen, 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 God, we can be certain of his benevolence.
When might the people begin to listen to God? Simply after they had reached the end and had no place to turn yet to God. his 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 begin listen to God's words like what had happened to Judah? We need to consider what God might be saying to us and obey him before it is too late.
Church Hymnal, page 157, “Trust and Obey”
Trust and obey, for there’s no other way,
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
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