Isaiah was considered the greatest Old Testament prophet. He had powerful messages of both judgment and hope.
God is purely and perfectly holy, and just, and loving.
In Jerusalem - Isaiah was a Scribe and Prophet.
King Uzziah died of leprosy for trying to take over the High Priest's duties. Although he was generally a good king and his reign was long and prosperous, many of his people turned away from God.
The lofty throne, the attending angels, and the threefold holy all stressed God holiness. We need to rediscover God holiness. We need the Bible's view of God as high and lifted us out of our problems and concerns.
Isaiah's vision was his call to be God's messenger to his people. Isaiah was given a difficult mission. He had to tell people who believed they were blessed by God that God was going to destroy them because of their disobedience.
The seraphims are an order of angelic beings created by God. Here they functioned as God's agents in commissioning Isaiah. Isaiah could understand them when they spoke to him and when they praised God. They were awe-inspiring and powerful creatures - their singing shook the Temple!
Listening to the praise of the angels, Isaiah realized he was common and unclean before God, with no hope of measuring up to God's standard of holiness. When his lips were touched with a burning coal, however, he was told his sins were forgiven. It wasn't the coal that cleansed him, but God. No matter how difficult his task would be, he said, "Here am I; send me." Before we accept God's call to speak for him to those around us, we must be cleansed as Isaiah was. Letting God purify us may be painful, but we must be purified so that we can truly represent God, who is pure and holy.
Reference summary used from the Life Application Bible; KJV, Tyndale Bible Publishers, Wheaton, IL
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Friday, May 31, 2013
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My Sunday School Lesson is coming from the Books of II Chronicles, II Kings, Isaiah, Joshua, & Psalm/Tehillim for the week of June 2, 2013. Unit I. The Prophet & Praise.
The Lesson for June 2, 2013 is shared from Isaiah 6:1-8 (Devotional Reading Joshua 24:14-24).
Isaiah received the prophetic call in the last year of King Uzziah's reign (Isaiah 6:1), and prophesied during the reigns of the three kings, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah (Isaiah 1:1).
Isaiah Chapters 1-6 prophecies against the sinful and idolatrous people.
Verse 1 ... God; Anthropomorphic & Anthropopathic Representatives of God; God Appears in Human Form
Anthropomorphic ... the attribution of a human form or personality to God
Anthropopathic ... having human feelings
Verses 1,2,3 ... Angels, Offices of Good Angels, They Wait on God
Verse 2 ... Angels, Good Angels; Angels are Superhuman; Cherubim & Seraphim
(We are never to worship angels)
Cherubim ... angelic being of God's order
Seraphim ... angelic being, one of the highest order, gifted with love and associated with light and purity
Verse 3 ... God; Attributes of God As Person; Holiness of God
Verse 4 ... Miracles; Miracles In The Upper Regions, & In The Atmosphere; God's Presence Manisfested by Fire
(Ezekiel 1:13; Revelation 4:8; Psalm/Tehillim 19:16; Romans 1:19-20; Exodus 19:16; Exodus 13:21-22; Numbers 9:15-23 & Exodus 19:18-25 ... Reference Scripture from Sunday School Book)
Verse 5 ... Duties To God; Confession; Examples of Confession, Individual Confession
Verses 6,7 ... Angels; Offices Of Good Angels; Convey's God's Messages
Verse 8 ... Mediums & Methods of Revelation; The Qualifications Of A Prophet; He Must Be Called of God
(I Chronicles 29:5)
Joshua Chapter 24 contains Joshua's last speeches & his death.
Joshua 24:14-27 renews the covenant.
Joshua ... Jehovah is salvation. (Hoshea, Jehoshua, Jeshua, & Jesus)
Monday - May 27, 2013 - Setting Yourself to Seek God - II Chronicles 26:1-5
The Reign of Uzziah (II Chronicles 26:1-23)
The Divided Kingdom - The Story of Judah (II Chronicles 10:1-36:23)
Tuesday - May 28, 2013 - From Success to Pride to Destruction - II Chronicles 26:16-21
Wednesday - May 29, 2013 - Following a Father's Example - II Kings 15:32-38
A Kingdom Divided (I Kings 12:1-II Kings 17:41)
Thursday - May 30, 2013 - People Dulled to God's Presence - Isaiah 6:9-13
The prophet's call to office (Isaiah 6:1-13)
Oracles For Judah & Jerusalem (Isaiah 1:1-12:6)
Oracle .. divine inspiration or revelation
Friday - May 31, 2013 - Choosing to Serve a Holy God - Joshua 21:14-24)
The Covenant at Shechem (Joshua 24:1-28)
The Way Ahead (Joshua 23:1-24:33)
Shechem (Joshua 17:17; Psalm/Tehillim
Charge of Joshua (Joshua 24)
Shechem (shoulder, mountain ridge), the Hivite, Genesis 34
Saturday - June 1, 2013 - Seeking the Face of God - Psalm/Tehillim 24
Psalm/Tehillim ... "Prayer, Praise, & Adoration," is 'Sepher Tehillim,' the Book of Praises.
Psalms of Adoration: Of God's power
Didactic Psalms: Showing the blessings of God's people and the misery of his enemies.
Didactic ... Instruct
Prophetic, Typical, & Historical
Sunday - June 2, 2013 ... Encountering the Holy God - Isaiah 6:1-8
The prophet's call to office (Isaiah 6:1-13)
Isaiah and King Ahaz (Isaiah 6:1-12:6)
Scripture reference taken/used from: KJV Topical Reference Edition Bible; The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible; Zondervan Bible Commentary, Reader's Digest Complete WordFinder & Merriam Webster's Deluxe Dictionary