“In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 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. And one called to another and said:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
the whole earth is full of his glory!”
And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke. 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!”
Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.”
In today’s scripture we find Isaiah having an encounter with the Lord Himself. Now Isaiah was a righteous, godly man by outward appearance. But when he saw the glory of the Lord, the Lord of hosts, he saw how sinful and broken he was. He even calls himself broken, or undone in other translations. The more clearly he saw the Lord, the more his own sinfulness was magnified.
I challenge you today to stop and really meditate on the awesomeness of God. We were made to glorify Him in everything we do, and it starts with realizing how broken we are and how perfect He is.
Consider using the HEAR method while spending time with the passage above.
Explain – what does the passage mean?
Apply – how does the passage intersect with your life today?
Respond – how is God leading you to respond?