Isaiah 6:6-7 – Is your sin atoned for?

Today’s Reading: Isaiah 6:1‐7:25, 2 Corinthians 11:16‐33, Psalm 54:1‐7, Proverbs 23:1‐3

Context: Isaiah’s vision and call in chapter 6 is one of the most familiar and powerful passages in the prophetic texts.  After seeing the Lord on his throne Isaiah responds with “woe is me…” 

Isaiah 6:6-7 – 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.”

Observations:

  • The seraphim came to Isaiah and touched him – Grace
  • The coal touched his lips
  • Your guilt (blame or punishment) is taken away
  • Your sin atoned for (covered over or forgiven)

After the symbolic cleansing through the coal in these verses, Isaiah responds to God completely differently with “Here am I!  Send me.”

Apply:  I want to remember and speak of the saving work he has done in my life by grace through faith in Christ.  I want to respond with readiness – “Here am I!  Send me.”

If you have placed your faith in Jesus as Savior and Lord, do you remember a clear “woe is me” before and a “here am I; send me,” experience after?  If you aren’t fully aware of what Christ has done for you and are not sure that your sin is atoned for, please email me or visit this link.

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