Isaiah has a unique background for a prophet, coming from a family of nobility. In this passage, he describes an amazing vision of God. The timing of this vision and its impact is very personal. Because of his family, Isaiah was likely close to Uzziah, the King who has reigned 52 years. He lost his earthly King, but through this vision, he regained the King, the Lord of Hosts!
In this vision of God, Isaiah is struck by His holiness, the root of all God’s attributes. He is separate, other than anyone or anything. He is morally pure, never makes mistakes, never does wrong in the world or with His people. There is no sin, no injustice in Him. Ultimately, how do we claim to understand He is holy without stepping up and making ourselves available to serve Him and His purposes?
Scripture: Isaiah 6:1-8