“…I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying.
And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”
Isaiah 6: 1b – 3
Sometimes God can seem scary. In this call of Isaiah as a prophet, God decides to bring a revelation to him, of the majesty and holiness of who He is. It is very much like the final book of the Bible, the book of Revelation.
So why does God do this? Well sometimes people need to understand the holiness of God in order to be reminded of how great He is, and that we as humans need to follow Him from our hearts, and sometimes we need to be cleansed. We need a greater awareness of who He is.
Further in this chapter Isaiah says, “I am undone!”. He realizes he needs to be cleansed, and God does cleanse him in an unusual way.
But it is not a matter of God being mean, it’s a matter of Him being far above His creation.
Heavenly Father, thank you for the reminder of Your holiness, and that there is cleansing when we need it. And thank you for so many examples of people following You, seeking to do what is right, and doing great things – living for You. Amen!
Prayer, Commentary, and Image Copyright© 2017, WalkingthroughPsalms
quote from the NIV Bible