Would you not agree that God is an Awesome God? Just take a moment and think about all the things he has done in this book of life we call a bible. We are concentrating our message on the book of Isaiah 6:1-11.
We start this message off with King Uzziah’s death. Verse one Isaiah spoke that he saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted. He speaks three more times expressing the deepest feelings of God’s children that are dedicated to him.
Word of Modesty
Modest can be defined as “the quality or state of being unassuming or moderate in the estimation of one’s abilities”, or/ and “behavior, manner, or appearance intended to avoid impropriety or indecency”. Either one of these definition fits Jesus while he lived here on earth but also a way we should be here on earth.
1 Timothy 2:9
In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
Verse 5 states “Woe is me for I am undone” Verse 7 further states “Your iniquity is taken away and your sin is purged”.
This is a lesson to us that we have only one place to seek forgiveness, We are not to feel hopeless but humble and unworthy. We must be aware that the Lord Jesus is our High priest and our advocate then, now and in the future no matter what building you are in.
1 John 2:1–2
My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. For such a high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
Word of Bravery
What is the bravest thing you have ever done? We could say our first responders or military personnel would fit a fine example of Bravery. Bravery can be defined as “Courageous behavior or character”.
So, think of a couple examples from the bible of bravery. David & Goliath comes to mind, or Daniel in the lion’s den. How about Jesus?
2 Timothy 1:7
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Verse 8 goes on to say, “Here I am send me”. Our Lord was disappointed that no one was able to share his word with a blind people and people who renounces religion altogether. In the biblical case though, Isaiah does volunteers and the Lord was happy someone was there for this task.
It is kind of like this today, it seems we don’t have people to share God’s word and love when the time is there, but we are not. I am sure that at times we have all felt overwhelmed in a world of sin and unbelievers. When you look at that way, your mentality becomes “What can I do?” or “What difference will it make?’
Let me tell you a story that happened not that long ago. A friend of mine was out doing mud out recovery with Missouri Disaster Relief after a Major tornado had recently hit the area. A young boy was watching from a park as they were working. My friend who happens to be a chaplain walked over and spent some time with the young boy and before departing, he had given his life to Jesus. She didn’t stop there as she proceeded to spend time with the parents and because of her answering God’s request, God has three new family members.
So, what do you say when God says to you, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature”? So, the main question here is are you ready, prepared, trained, or just a blunder of words? What would you say if I told you that just showing God’s love is a start?
It might be noted here that Isaiah offered to go and preach to the blind and naysayers. He did not say “Send us” but rather “I will go”. God wants all of us spreading the gospel but individually not a group.
When we are out doing Disaster Relief work, a homeowner has a minimum of a dozen different individuals that have a chance to share the gospel.
Word of dedication
How dedicated are you to God and preaching his word? What are you committed to as they defined dedication?
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
We wrap up with verse 11, “Lord, how long?” It appears that back then as well as today, we need to keep hearing the word, but we tend to have selective hearing these days. We must continue to be a soldier of God’s word.
I am sure that sometimes we are asking the same question as Isaiah which was, “How patient and persistent must I be?”. The response is we must continue till the end.
1 Timothy 4:13
Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.