Summary: True Worship flows from a Clean Heart!
Question: How would you respond when coming face to face with God?
Isaiah experienced four aspects of our Relationship with God:
1) Awareness: Recognizing our inadequacy in the sight of God! Isaiah 6:5a “Woe to me!” I cried.” (NIV)
Conviction of Sin! John 16:8 “When He comes, He will convict the world about sin, righteousness, and judgment.” (HCSB)
A Contrite Spirit! Psalms 51:17 “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.” (NIV)
2) Evaluation: We will see ourselves differently! Isaiah 6:5b “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips,” (NIV)
Two Dimensions of Self-Examination:
Matthew 16:16 “You are the Messiah, the Son of the Living God!” (HCSB)
3) Intervention: God will provide a remedy for our restoration! Isaiah 6:6 “Then one of the seraphs flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar.” (NIV)
Burning Coal= God’s mercy toward us!
Ephesians 2:4-5a “But God, who is abundant in mercy, because of His great love that He had for us, made us alive…” (HCSB)
The Altar= God’s grace toward us!
John 1:36 “Behold the Lamb of God!” (NKJV)
4) Forgiveness: God will declare our purification! Isaiah 6:7 “With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.” (NIV)
God cancels the debt we owe Him!
Colossians 2:14 “He erased the certificate of debt, with its obligations, that was against us and opposed to us, and has taken it out of the way by nailing it to the cross.” (HCSB)
God removes our iniquity and remembers it no more!
Psalms 103:12 “As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.” (HCSB)
God cleanse the stain and shame of sin!
Isaiah 1:18 “Though your sins are like scarlet, they will be as white as snow; though they are as red as crimson, they will be like wool.” (HCSB)
God consumes our lives!
Hebrews 12:28-29 “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us hold on to grace. By it, we may serve God acceptably, with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire.” (HCSB)
True Worship flows from a Clean Heart!