SUMMARY OF ISAIAH 6:5-8
Isaiah deems himself unworthy to see the Lord. A seraphim touched him with a hot coal and said his sin was atoned for. The Lord asked for someone to send, and Isaiah replied, “Here am I. Send me!”
BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 18, Day 4: Isaiah 6:5-8
9a) Isaiah deems himself unworthy to see the Lord.
b) We often don’t understand just how much greater the Lord is than us, which means we see ourselves in a more prideful way than we should.
10a) God cleansed Isaiah of his sin and uncleanliness. He took away his guilt and atoned for his sins when the seraphim touched his lips with a live coal.
c) If you don’t acknowledge yourself as a sinner, then you can’t be sorry for your sins, confess them and repent, and receive forgiveness. As humans, we all sin and are prone to sin, and it is only through God’s power that we can overcome sin and move towards holiness.
11a) Isaiah responded immediately. God is always looking to send people out into His kingdom.
b) Not as responsive as I’d like. I usually resist, in fact. My selfishness and comfort hold me back. I need to be better at responding in the affirmative about this.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 18, Day 4: Isaiah 6:5-8
This is one of my favorite Bible passages because we see God having mercy, compassion, and grace on people, cleansing and forgiving them, and then sending people out for him. And Isaiah’s response is how we all should be.
End Notes BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 18, Day 4: Isaiah 6:5-8
Seeing the holiness of God allowed Isaiah to more clearly see his unholiness. Many other great Biblical figures feel the same way in the presence of the Lord:
We sin a lot with our lips and our words, which is why Isaiah chose it here.
The burning coal was so hot that the seraphim had to use tongs to touch it.
Note the sequence here: Isaiah met God, was convicted of his sin, was cleansed, and then served. This is the pattern we all should follow.
Note God goes from singular (I) to plural (us), which is a reference to God as Three in One. People on God’s missions are sent.
Isaiah responded promptly and wanted to be sent.
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