Today's passage: Isaiah 6
- Isaiah was not rebuked for having a low view of himself. He had an accurate view of himself when he saw how he compared with God. Isaiah needed atonement and freedom from his guilt (Not the feeling of guilt…actual guilt).
- 1 John 1:9 – If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
- The people who would not listen to Isaiah's message were already not listening. Isaiah's preaching was only going to make them more calloused.
Questions to consider:
- What did the presence of the Lord in His holiness do to Isaiah? How did Isaiah respond?
- Why is it better to look at ourselves honestly and humbly compared to the Lord as opposed to looking at ourselves compared to other people? Who is the standard? If I think I am awesome, what will the result be? How will I treat others differently?
- Should people's responses be the reason we do or don't share the Gospel? Why should we share the Gospel? What is the greatest motivation? How can you have joy regardless of the response?