A VISION OF A HOLY GOD
Opening Worship: “Holy Holy Holy” (Hillsong United) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvRp_xKLP8I
“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.’” — Isaiah 6:1-7
All of Scripture points to the foundational truth that God is holy, sanctified, and set apart. God’s holiness is the essence of who He is. Everything God thinks, desires, speaks, and does is utterly holy in every way. There is no one else on this earth who is holy. In your flesh it is difficult to begin to comprehend the holiness of God. However, He has given you a holy visual in Isaiah 6 because He knows a picture is worth a thousand words. Just as Isaiah entered into the presence of a holy God, you too can experience the Lord in prayer, praise, and reading His Word. Isaiah 6 is a portrait of Jesus on the cross, who made a way for your sins to be forgiven so that you can have eternal life in His Kingdom forever.
Prayer Prompt: Begin by speaking the verses aloud and ask God to give you spiritual vision like Isaiah. What do you experience about the throne room of God that brings clarity about His holiness? What do you notice about your sinful nature while you’re in the presence of a holy God? Ask Jesus to help you identify and set aside any sin that is weighing you down. Invite Him to circumcise your heart, purify your mind, and cleanse your lips. Thank the Father for His love, grace, and mercy, and for His desire to reconcile Himself to you through the holiness of His Son, Jesus. Take time to worship and declare the holiness of God through prayer and praise.
Additional Scripture: Isaiah 57:15, Ezekiel 38:23, Proverbs 9:10, Psalm 24, Leviticus 20:26
Journal: Take a few moments to reflect on and note what God is showing you through His Word about Himself and how it applies to you.