1 Chronicles 6:1-81; Ezekiel 8:1-9:11; John 2:1-22
Then said I, Woe is me!…because I am a man of unclean lips…
Then flew one of the seraphim unto me, having a live coal…
which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar…and said,
Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away,
and thy sin purged. Isaiah 6:5-7
A live coal from the altar would mean the fire had consumed the
sacrifice. Upon Isaiah’s confession of sin the atoning value of the
sacrifice was available to purge him from sin and iniquity. What
a profound picture of Christ’s atoning death, fully meeting the
repentant sinner’s need for cleansing and forgiveness. —P. W.
But Christ the heavenly lamb, took all our sins away,
A sacrifice of nobler name and richer blood than they.
— Isaac Watts