Reflecting on God’s Word . . .

Isaiah 6:1-8 NLT
[1] It was in the year King Uzziah died that I saw the Lord. He was sitting on a lofty throne, and the train of his robe filled the Temple. [2] Attending him were mighty seraphim, each having six wings. With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. [3] They were calling out to each other, “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of Heaven’s Armies! The whole earth is filled with his glory!” [4] Their voices shook the Temple to its foundations, and the entire building was filled with smoke. [5] Then I said, “It’s all over! I am doomed, for I am a sinful man. I have filthy lips, and I live among a people with filthy lips. Yet I have seen the King, the LORD of Heaven’s Armies.” [6] Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a burning coal he had taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. [7] He touched my lips with it and said, “See, this coal has touched your lips. Now your guilt is removed, and your sins are forgiven.” [8] Then I heard the Lord asking, “Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?” I said, “Here I am. Send me.”

Reflection . . .

The Call of Isaiah in this chapter is a great picture of the necessary aspects of authentic worship.

  1. Acknowledging God’s Holiness, vs. 3 – Holy, holy, holy is the Lord
  2. Acknowledging our Sinfulness, vs. 5 – I am a sinful man
  3. Cleansing from sin, vs. 6-7 – your sins are fogiven
  4. Hearing God’s call, vs. 8 – Whom should I send?
  5. Response of willingness and obedience, vs. 8 – Send me!

Are you worshipping the Lord authentically?