SUMMARY OF ISAIAH 6:1-4
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 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. 3 And they were calling to one another:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty;
the whole earth is full of his glory.”
4 At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.
BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 18, Day 3: Isaiah 6:1-4
6) Isaiah had a vision of the Lord seated on a throne. He was wearing a robe. Seraphim were above him and they were calling to each other how holy God is and how the earth is filled with his glory. The temple filled with smoke. I love how the seraphim are worshipping God because I am to be better at worshipping, too.
7a) They were calling to each other about God’s glory, and it was their voices that caused the doorposts and thresholds to shake and the temple to fill with smoke.
b) God is holy. All of earth is filled with His glory. God is here with us since the earth is filled wtih him. He is holy.
8 ) I’d say my thoughts about what God is like comes from many sources: from what I believed of him as a child, from what you picture in your mind, and from His word. The more I learn about God, the more reverence and awe I have of his graciousness towards me.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 18, Day 3: Isaiah 6:1-4
I love this image of seraphim around God. I can’t wait to see what heaven is like!
End Notes BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 18, Day 3: Isaiah 6:1-4
Note how the Lord is sitting on a throne in heaven. This has been verified by almost everyone in the Bible who has been blessed by a vision of God:
- The prophet Michaiah (1 Kings 22:19)
- Job (Job 26:9)
- David (Psalm 9:4 and 9:7, 11:4)
- The Sons of Korah (Psalm 45:6, 47:8)
- Ethan the Ezrahite (Psalm 89:14)
- Jeremiah (Lamentations 5:19)
- Ezekiel (Ezekiel 1:26, 10:1)
- Daniel (Daniel 7:9)
- The Apostle John (Revelation 4:1-11)
Fun Fact: The throne of God in heaven is mentioned 35 times in the book of Revelation.
God’s throne is lifted up. The train of his robe fills the temple, which is a sign of honor and prestige.
Seraphim are angels (otherwise called cherubim (Psalm 80:1; Isaiah 37:16; Ezekiel 10:3) or as the living creatures of Revelation 4:6-11. Interestingly, this is the only place in the Bible where these angels that surround God are called seraphim.
The two wings cover the eyes becuase they cannot look upon the Lord. The two wings cover their feet as a sign of humility. The six wings was seen by John in his vision, too Revelation 4:8.
The three “holys” refer to God as the Trinity.
Note the seraphim are merely singing about God in his presence, not directly to God.
Repetition is the same as us saying “very.” It’s meant to up the intensity level.
Holy is being set apart, which is the epitome of God. He is the only thing not created. He is the great “I am.” Holiness is God.
The power of their songs shook the doorposts. How cool?!
These angels only exist to praise and worship God. That’s a job I want!
The smoke is reminiscent of God as smoke in the Old Testament (Exodus 13:21-22), (Exodus 19:18), and (1 Kings 8:10-12).
One of my favorite songs by Chris Tomlin inspired by Isaiah’s words. Enjoy!
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