Posts Tagged ‘Isaiah’

Light Reflection-Isaiah 6:1-3 Brilliance of God’s Glory

August 3rd, 2023 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Light Reflection is from Isaiah 6, verses 1 to 3.

Isaiah said, “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. 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 Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”

Isaiah had a vivid view of God’s glory and it was a defining moment in his life. He would be called one of God’s prophets.

When we encounter the living God, we may be overwhelmed with amazement, and overcome by emotion. Like Isaiah, we may be grieved by our own sin in the presence of a holy God. But God’s mercy is also there to pardon our sin and prepare us for ministry. In the light of God’s glory, our faith is purified and our mission is clarified.

This Light Reflection inspires us to marvel at the brilliance of God’s glory in the Year to Shine.

John Shirk

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Faith Building Verse-Isaiah 6:8

August 4th, 2022 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Faith-Building Verse is Isaiah 6:8.

Isaiah heard the voice of the LORD say, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”

Isaiah said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Isaiah’s faith spoke with a willing spirit to serve God. This has been the response of many people who responded to God’s call on their lives.

Isaiah saw the LORD high and lifted up in a place of holiness. Seeing God’s holiness reminded Isaiah of his sinfulness and guilt. But one of the angels told him, “Your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”

Forgiveness frees us to serve God with a grateful heart. It is our honor to serve Him because He is merciful to His people and worthy of our praise.

This Faith-Building Verse inspires us to make ourselves available to God to go where He sends us in the Year of Relationship.

John Shirk

Moment of Celebration-God’s Holiness

August 27th, 2014 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the holiness of God.

The angels make this declaration in Isaiah 6, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty. The whole earth is full of his glory.”  It was the kind of statement that caused Isaiah to feel doomed as a sinner. Yet, God’s holiness was accompanied by His compassion, and that makes all the difference for anyone who has sinned against God. Instead of being condemned as a sinner, he would be called into service as a saint. The holiness of God had a purifying impact on Isaiah, and it has a purifying impact on those who belong to Jesus.

The holiness of God refers to His absolute moral purity. There is no sin in Him. His glory shines with brilliance. God’s holiness also refers to His greatness. He is a cut above the rest. No persons or idols match the worth of God to the human soul.

One of God’s purposes for our lives is to make us holy, not in the sense that we are able to attain to His level of greatness, but in the sense of purifying our faith by the Word of God.  His holiness becomes an incentive for us to grow in holiness. First Peter 1:15 and 16 says, “Just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do, for it is written, “be holy, because I am holy.” Heaven celebrates the supreme holiness of God constantly.

The holiness of God is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk