The picture shifts quickly from the angels to Christ. We know very little about the angels, but that is not what we are supposed to learn from the Bible. One day we will be with the angels in heaven and there we will learn all that there is to learn about angels, but for now, the Seraphim fade into the background. Their secrets will remain so for a time. For now we are to focus on the secrets (spiritual information) which are revealed by the prophets in the scriptures. That is our priority.
One would think that Isaiah would be ecstatic over seeing what he sees in this vision, but the opposite occurs. Realizing the phenomenal appearance of Christ and the scene in front of him, Isaiah sees his own flaws and weaknesses. God is so infinitely superior to man that we cannot even begin to imagine the vastness of Gods glory.
Isaiah felt as though he were nothing, now that he was in the presence of God. He felt that he was done for, like a worm under the foot of one who would step on it. A sinner was Isaiah. He is human after all, but then we are all human and therefore sinners and unworthy of anything from heaven. There is an infinite distance between God and mankind.
Undone, ‘damah,’ means to be a sinner, to be miserable, to be pierced through, to be unworthy, to be destroyed.
Unclean lips, ‘tame,’ means defiled, unclean, polluted. The lips speak the words that are the expression of ones mind, which contains the thoughts, which is from the essence of the soul, which is what each person actually is. What you think is what you are. And man is sin through and through, and therefore, unworthy.
We all live in this world, which contains people. All have failed and fallen short. All are unworthy. There is not one single person in this world that is worthy by any standard. And yet man comes up with innumerable standards and awards and celebrations of his own, for his own self. None of which are anywhere near being legitimate.
The King, the Lord of Hosts, identifies only one single person who is the second person of the Trinity, Jesus Christ.
When the glory of God is seen, then the infinite worthlessness of oneself makes that difference far more than obvious.
Look up at the night sky sometime and imagine the infinite universe that we live in.
Our own galaxy is insignificant within the universe. Our solar system is insignificant within our own galaxy. Our planet is insignificant within our own soar system. Our own self is insignificant within our own planet.
Gods glory far exceeds that of the entire universe.
So why is that even important to know?
Well you have to know your place, your subordinate place in all of existence, before you can even begin to appreciate all that God has done for you. To know your worthless place, to know Gods infinite glory, and then you can at the very least begin to understand the enormous and phenomenal blessings that God has made available for you.
In this day of welfare programs, far too many people expect a life that they believe is owed to them. They reject responsibility, they reject accountability, they reject any obligation whatsoever on themselves much less toward anyone else.
But didn’t we just finish a study the other day, wherein we all have a responsibility to advance ourselves in order to be prepared to be of assistance to others?
When you conform to this world, you subordinate yourself to this world. You will never be autonomous, never be independent, never be unchained from the world.
Only through doctrine can you gain real freedom and liberty and independence from an evil world. But first you have to learn, understand and then become wise, and that all starts with your understanding just exactly where you stand in this world, relative to God and truth.
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