背誦經文：74 叫我們既從仇敵手中被救出來， 75 就可以終身在祂面前，坦然無懼地用聖潔、公義事奉祂。(路1:74-75)
Š 1當烏西雅王崩的那年，我見主坐在高高的寶座上。祂的衣裳垂下，遮滿聖殿。 2 其上有撒拉弗侍立，各有六個翅膀：用兩個翅膀遮臉，兩個翅膀遮腳，兩個翅膀飛翔； 3 彼此呼喊說：聖哉！聖哉！聖哉！萬軍之耶和華；祂的榮光充滿全地！ 4 因呼喊者的聲音，門檻的根基震動，殿充滿了煙雲。(賽6:1-4)
1. 面對 神的光照 — 深覺不潔、有禍，渴望被潔淨（賽6:5-7）
2. 面對 神的呼召 — 全然獻上，任主使用（賽6:8）
不是先知自己覺得配受 神的差遣，乃是因為他深深體會 神的心腸和神家的荒涼，因爲完全降卑、降伏在 神的主權下，任主差遣、使用。
3. 面對 神的託付 — 不畏艱難，忠心至死（賽6:9-13）
Holiness Unto The Lord: “I saw the Lord seating on the throne, high and lifted up”
Scriptures: Isaiah 6:1-13
Memorization Verse: “To grant us that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies, might serve Him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before Him all the days of our life.” (Luke 1:74-75)
A. The glorious vision of the Lamb sitting on the throne
Š 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. 2 Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3 And one cried to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!” 4 And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke.
The Isaiah’s vision of “the Lamb upon the throne” should also be the foremost vision for everyone who serves the Lord (Col 3:24b, John 12:39-41)
B. The response of the prophet Isaiah (6:5-8)
One will always encounter the glory, power, and holiness of the Lord at His appearing; and will certainly result in one’s attitude of reverence and complete humility in His presence. Isaiah was not only deeply moved and shaken by this glorious vision, but from the three “I said” we can observe his specific response
a. In light of God’s illumination – a deep sense of uncleanness, woe, and a desire to be cleansed (Isa 6:5-7)
Š So I said: “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 Lord of hosts.”
Š For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. (Luke 6:45b) - A man has unclean lips because he speaks the filth and uncleanness of his heart. If anyone is to be used by God, his lips and tongue must be circumcised and purified by holy fire.
b. In light of God’s calling – wholly consecration, for the Lord’s use (Isa 6:8)
Š Also 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.” (Isa 6:8)
It is not that the prophet felt he himself is worthy to be sent by God, but because he deeply understands the heart of God and the desolation of the house of God; he humbles himself completely and surrenders under the sovereignty of God to be sent and used as the Lord wills.
c. In light of God’s commission – unafraid of the hardship, faithful unto death (Isa 6:9-13)
Š And He said, “Go, and tell this people: ‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand; Keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’ 10 “Make the heart of this people dull, And their ears heavy, And shut their eyes; Lest they see with their eyes, And hear with their ears, And understand with their heart, And return and be healed.”
11 Then I said, “Lord, how long?” And He answered: “Until the cities are laid waste and without inhabitant, the houses are without a man, The land is utterly desolate, 12 The Lord has removed men far away…
Only when we are absolutely faithful towards God will we have the sense of commission to face all the difficulties, challenges, and sacrifices.