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“GOD ROCKS!” WEEK: “I Am Ruined” Devo 4-18-11

18 Apr

Isaiah 6:1-5  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. 5 “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty.”

Setting the Stage:

This is an amazing story about the prophet Isaiah’s Commissioning. He is taken to the temple and experiences the majesty, power and glory of God.   Isaiah SAW…

  • God seated on a throne (Kings)
  • His train (of His robe)  filled the temple (Almighty King, longer the train…more grand the king)
  • Angels (not “Precious Moments” figurine angels either) these were massive, fierce creatures with 6 wings! Ever wonder why every time someone sees and angel they are afraid?  This is why…they are huge, ripped, intimidating, supernatural beings!!!
  • Temple shook with the sound of their voices (love to see a sweet little cupid angel do that!!!)
  • The smoke represented the very presence and Spirit of God.
Look at Isaiah’s response to what he sees: (v 5)  It is as if he is becomes aware of his sin…and not just his sin but the sins of his people. We see later that…
3 THINGS:
ISAIAH’S RESPONSE IS NATURAL – his response is the same as anyone who sees God for who he really is. He is amazed, embarrassed and motivated to change.
ISAIAH’S RESPONSE IS NECESSARY  – everyone who wants to “walk well” with God must understand that He is holy, sovereign and worthy to be praised.
ISAIAH’S RESPONSE IS TRANSFORMING – He is different having been with God.  Are we different b/c we have been with God?  Have you been with God? People will be able to see it.
WHAT IS YOUR RESPONSE TO GOD?
 

2 responses to ““GOD ROCKS!” WEEK: “I Am Ruined” Devo 4-18-11

  1. Stephen

    April 18, 2011 at 4:46 am

    My response to God is thank you! Thank You for loving me despite my wickedness, my faults and my unworthiness. Thank you for sending Your Son to pay the price for our sins that we may be forgiven through Him. Use me to do Your work Father; I know will experience suffering, but I also know that I will receive much in return. So much more than I could ever possibly deserve and it is all because of Your loving grace and mercy.

     
    • Jennifer

      June 27, 2012 at 5:36 am

      Amen

       

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