Isaiah 6

Before Reading.

  • Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.

Reading.

  • Read slowly, keeping any words or phrase that come to your mind, and mark on them.
  • Close eyes and meditate on what you read.
  • Take a note if you have question, inspiration.   

Read Isaiah 6

Overview.

The vision of Isaiah is God’s commissioning him to speak for God.  The context of his vision is the temple in Jerusalem, and the ark of Covenant which was built by Moses during exodus. The content of vision is described with each part of the ark of Covenant, followed by the message of commission and Isaiah’s response.

Isaiah sees the glory of God in the Holy of Holies of the temple. This vision indicates that Isaiah was a priest serving in the temple. Seraphs are supernatural beings associated with fire. Covering their faces symbolizes that any creatures are not to see God. “Woe to me,” Isaiah cried because he saw God.

Uncleaned lips represent sin and wickedness of the people of Israel and Judah to whom Isaiah is going to send, as well as his own sin. His libs touched with a live coal symbolize the forgiveness of God for him and his people, a prophetic message.

He was sent to people who are calloused and dull in their ears, that he speaks for God, the message of warnings and the message of hope. “Remnants and stump,” is a symbolic sign of hope.

Reflection.

 1. What does God speak to you today in this chapter.

2.  Reflect on God’s calling Isaiah, “Whom shall I send?”  How do you respond when God calls you today?  

3. Close with silent prayer for two minutes.

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