Tuesday, December 18, 2018

DAILY READINGS: Nehemiah 5:1-19; Haggai 2:1-23; Revelation 10:1-11

I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. Isaiah 6:8

Isaiah saw God’s presence in a rumbling smoked-filled temple. Seraphim cried out, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts” (Isa. 6:3). The prophet had just pronounced “woes” on Israel, but after seeing God’s majestic glory he declared a woe on himself, “Because I am a man of unclean lips.” He was mindful of his unfitness before God. God responded by purging Isaiah’s sin and then inquiring: “Whom shall I send?”. After understanding his own depravity and experiencing God’s cleansing, Isaiah was willing to do whatever the Lord requested of him. Learning of God’s holiness prepares us for fruitful service. —W. A. H.

Lord, Thy glory fills the heaven; earth is with its fullness stored;
Unto Thee be glory given, holy, holy, holy Lord! —Richard Mant