It is now October, Reformation month, where most historically-thankful minded Protestant churches reflect upon the great recovery of Biblical Truth that God brought about in the Protestant Reformation.
So, we’re taking a break from James for one month, to focus in on the grandest of all themes in Scripture, the Glory of God. The one trumpet that resounded loudest for all to hear during the Reformation was “soli deo Gloria!” Which means, the to the Glory of God alone. Why this trumpet? Because the Glory of God is the thing God loves more than anything, more than us, and this is good news for us because the glory of God is the only thing that can truly and deeply satisfy the human heart. But we’ll get to these things throughout this whole month, explaining them and feasting on them. Let me tell you where we’re heading. We’ll look at 2 Cor. 3-4 how the Glory of God is most fully displayed and revealed in the supreme beauty of the Son of God Jesus Christ. We’ll look at the desire of Habakkuk 2:14 that the whole earth would be filled the knowledge of the Glory of God as the waters cover the sea. Lord willing, we’ll end the month of October looking at Revelation 21-22 and how the Glory of God will be the glory of the heavenly city we all dwell in, while also giving you a window into where we (as the Elders of SonRise) believe God to be taking us in the future.
But before all that, today – we’ll be diving into “the most famoustest” of texts describing the Glory of God, Isaiah 6:1-7. People of God, hear the Word 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. 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. And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!” And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke. 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!” 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.”