The key passage this unit has been Hebrews 1:1-2, that says God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets. Prophets were people of faith that faithfully represented the one true God. It must have been incredible to have the visions they had. But the beauty of the key passage is that “in these last days he has spoken to us by His Son.” The visions of God I’m sure were amazing, but the truest, greatest, most overwhelming beauty of God is experienced by us through the relationship we have with God in Christ.
Here’s what you need to know about this week.
- Title: God Called Isaiah
- Bible Passage: Isaiah 6
- Main Point: Isaiah saw the holy God in his glory
- Key Passage: Hebrews 1:1-2
- Big Picture Question: How many gods are there? There is one true God who alone deserves worship.
- NEW: Here is a link to the One Conversation Starter sheet for teens and adults. Parents of children, these might be helpful for you for “around the dinner table” conversations.
Isaiah 6 is a beautiful passage. Isaiah is transported to the very throne room of God and sees the glory of God, and when he sees the greatness of God, he is overwhelmed by it. And at the same moment of seeing such beauty he is overcome by his own unworthiness. “Woe Is Me” Isaiah cries, because he knows he is sinful and the beauty he witnesses demonstrates just how rotten he is.
But God cleanses him. He doesn’t ignore his sinfulness or excuse it. But God takes action, putting the coal on his lips. In the instance that his sins are forgiven God wonders who will go for Him. Isaiah just about jumps out of his chair. Like Horshack in Mr. Kotter’s classroom, Isaiah says “Oh, Oh, Oh!!!” Send Me.
When we recognize the glory of God, our own wretchedness, and our so great salvation, then the only reasonable reaction is to jump up and serve God. Not out of a guilty conscience, or a desire to prove ourselves. But from gratitude and by God’s grace.
This week, talk to your kids about your experience of understanding your sinfulness and God’s majesty. If you’ve never shared your conversion story with your kids, this would be a great week to do it.
Have a wonderful week.