Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
Worship: Celebration of Faith of people of God
Vs 5. Then said I Woe is me! For I am undone because I am a man of unclean lips and I dwell in the midst of people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, Jehovah of hosts.
Isaiah 6 is one of the most relevant chapters in the Bible as we find here Isaiah’s intimate account of his experience with God. Isaiah is having a firsthand knowledge of who God is, and is feeling his majesty and glory. Our ultimate goal in life through our worship, prayers and fellowship meetings is to taste and know our God, who is our redeemer and savior. Isaiah came to know the God in His righteousness and Holiness.
When we happen to meet God which as a believer have to in our transit journey in this world we will get a better understanding of ourselves and where we stand spiritually before His glorious throne. Isaiah saw God in his majesty and his response was a deep conviction of his own sinfulness. If we genuinely seek God He is sure enough to show us our human frailties and sinful nature. Isaiah’s conviction about his sin led to the confession followed by a cleaning as God touched his lips with a hot coal. Similarly when God exposes our sins through our our worship and prayers we have to be ready to yield and surrender fully at His feet and plead for mercy and grace.
Israel were ritualistic worshippers during the period of Isaiah abandoning the true meaning and purpose of worship for which they were chosen and set apart. The heavenly vision we see in Chapter 6 was a call to his people to come back to the true worship that God wants from us. God expects us to worship Him with all our heart, spirit and strength. He wants us to be holy as He is holy and his holiness includes both in our actions and attituse. Let our worships give us an experience of the sovereign Lord and give us a true insight into our present spiritual status. Let our knowledge of almighty God lead us to a born again experience and allow us to worship him in truth and spirit. Amen.
Lord clean us with your hyssop and make us worthy to stand before you blameless. Wash us with you blood that was shed on Calvary that we can be whiter than snow. Have mercy on us and bless us .Amen.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
May our prayers, worship and praises be sincere out pours from our sinful hearts. Let them reach heaven and cause for our blessing and healing.
Dr. Thomas Jose, Staten Island MTC, NY
Christian Education Forum, Diocese of NAE of the Mar Thoma Church