Isaiah: Overwhelmed and Overflowing with the Greatness and Goodness of God Almighty

(Isaiah 6:1-8 & 12:1-6, ESV)

Overwhelmed by the Majesty of God

“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 filled the temple. [2] Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. [3] And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!”[4] And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke. [5] 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!” (Isaiah 6:1-5)

Overflowing with His Love

“Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar. [7] And he touched my mouth and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.” [8] And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.” (Isaiah 6:6-8)

Mercy: “You will say in that day: ‘I will give thanks to you, O LORD, for though you were angry with me, your anger turned away, that you might comfort me.’” (Isaiah 12:1)

Grace: “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the LORD GOD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.” (Isaiah 12:2)

Let His Greatness and Goodness Transform You Every Day

  1. Start and Finish the Day in the Word With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. (Isaiah 12:3)
    • In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, [14] who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory. (Ephesians 1:13-14)
  2. Fill the Day with Prayer And you will say in that day: “Give thanks to the LORD, call upon his name…” (Isaiah 12:4)
  3. Look for and Seize Gospel Opportunities “…make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted.” (Isaiah 12:4)
  4. Delight Together: Study & Sing Sincerely “Sing praises to the LORD, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth. [6] Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.” (Isaiah 12:5-6)