Man Before God’s Majesty

In Isaiah 6, the prophet was given a glimpse into the LORD’s throne room in the heavenlies. There he observed the LORD, “lofty and exalted, with the train of His robe filling the temple.”

Standing above Him were the Seraphim, calling out in an eternal anthem of worship:

“Holy, Holy, Holy, is the LORD of Hosts, The whole earth is filled with His glory.”

Scripture says that the foundations of the thresholds trembled at the sound of him calling out and the temple filled with the smoke of God’s glory.

Notice that Isaiah’s response was not one of casual religion or intellectual inquiry. It was one of fear and trembling and confession.

“Woe is me, for I am ruined! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I live among a people of unclean lips;”

Why such a response?

“For my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.”

Oh! how we need to know and reverence the LORD as He truly is!

“Men are never duly touched and impressed with a conviction of their insignificance, until they have contrasted themselves with the majesty of God.” (Institutes, 1.1.3)

“… the pious mind does not devise for itself any kind of God, but looks alone to the one true God; nor does it feign for Him any character it pleases, but is contented to have Him in the character in which he manifests himself; … (is) bound to have respect for His authority in all things, to reverence His majesty, aim at the advancement of His Glory, and obey His commands ….” (Institutes 1.2.2)

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