Isaiah 6 Devotional Commentary

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Isaiah 6:1

Uzziah was a great king of Judah who battled the Philistines and tore down their cities. His fame spread throughout the land even to the entrance of Egypt! He grew very strong, erected many fine cities and towers, and even built up a formidable army which comprised 307,500 mighty warriors. Indeed, king Uzziah equipped his army with shields, spears, helmets, habergeons, bows, and slings to cast stones.

But because of His fame and

Isaiah 6:3

The most frequently used attribute of God found in the Old Testament refers to His holiness. Indeed, the seraphim cover their faces with their wings in awe and wonderment, as they cry, "Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord of hosts, the whole earth is full of His glory." Similarly, in the New Testament we find the holiness of God the attribute extolled by the four living creatures, who cry day and night, "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God read more...

Isaiah 6:8

Having recognised his shocking sinfulness and having had his filthy lips cleansed, the heavens were thrown open, and Isaiah the prophet gazed in awe and wonderment, on the magnificence of the holy temple of the Lord. Prostrating himself before the very throne of God, he said, with hushed words we all long to voice, yet often fail to utter, "Lord, here am I, send me."

It is the Lord God Almighty Who

Isaiah 6:9

In the year that king Uzziah died, Isaiah had a great vision of the glory, majesty, and holiness of the Lord. It not only caused him to recognise his own sinfulness and admit to his own foul speech and impure actions, but caused him to identify with his own people - a sinful nation with blackened hearts and unclean lips.

The contrast was so stark that Isaiah immediately repented of his wickedness: "Woe is me," he wept, read more...