MONDAY 3 October
The Kindled Coals of Fire
He made darkness canopies around Him, dark waters and thick clouds of the skies. From the brightness before Him coals of fire were kindled. - 2 Samuel 22:12-13
Notice, the brightness of God’s glory alone was enough to set cold black coals ablaze––kindled. The Prophet Isaiah described the glory of God’s throne room in Isaiah 6:1: In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple.
God is Holy. The Seraphim––the highest of the created angelic beings, proclaim the holiness of God as they flew above the altar, they cried: Holy, holy, holy is the Lordof hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!” (Isaiah 6:3).
Imagine, Isaiah, a mere mortal man; stood in the presence of a holy God. He saw the Shekinah glory of the Lord as He sat in His magnificent throne room––can you believe that? How do you think he responded? Isaiah wrote his God-fearing reaction:
Woe is me, for I am undone! Because 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 Lordof hosts (Isaiah6:5).
Isaiah confessed his own sinfulness and the sins of his people. Then one of the Seraphimstook a kindled coal from the fire, with it, touched Isaiah’s mouth and cleansed him (Isaiah 6:6-7). Only then, was Isaiah ready to be sent by God, as a Prophet, to his people.
After reading about the holiness of God, what impacted your life? How will you now respond to Him? Remember, a man must be first cleansed by God, before he can be used of God; he must be set apart––holy.
“Be holy, for I am holy.”
~1 Peter 1:16~
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