In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filed the temple. Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called to to another and said:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
the whole earth is full of his glory!”
And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke. And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!”
Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.
And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” And he said, “Go, and say to this people: “Keep on hearing, but do not understand; keep on seeing, but do not perceive. Make the heart of this people dull, and their ears heavy, and blind their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their hearts and turn and be healed.” Then I said, “How long, O Lord?” And he said: “Until cities lie waste without inhabitant, and houses without people and the land is a desolate waste and the Lord removes people far away, and the forsaken places are many in the midst of the land. And though a tenth remain in it, it will be burned again, like a terebinth or an oak whose stump remains when it is felled.” The holy seed is its stump. –Isaiah 6
When my parents found out I had run out of good books to read they were very quick to offer to send me more along with my new power cord for my computer. I am so glad that they did! I’ve been enjoying “The Holiness of God,” by RC Sproul. It’s been a fantastic book to read as I’ve been going through the Old Testament. This passage has been on my mind a lot since beginning the book.