Isaiah 6:5

Isaiah said, “Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and live among a people of unclean lips.” Isaiah 6:5

After seeing the Lord and listening to the praise of the angels, Isaiah realized that he was sinful before God, with no hope of measuring up to God's standard of holiness. Isaiah's lips were touched with a live burning coal; his sins were forgiven. It was not the coal that cleansed him, but God. In response, Isaiah submitted himself entirely to God's service. The painful cleansing process was necessary before Isaiah could fulfill the task to which God was calling him.

Before we accept God's call to speak for Him to those around us, we must be cleansed as Isaiah was, confessing our sins and submitting to God's control. The more clearly Isaiah saw God, the more he became aware of his own powerlessness and inadequacy to do anything of lasting value without God. But he was willing to be God's spokesman.

In our doctrinal text (Colossians 4:6) we are reminded that when we tell others about Christ, it is important always to be gracious in what we say. No matter how much sense the message makes, we will lose our effectiveness if we are not courteous. We should be wise in our contacts, making the most of our opportunities to tell them the Good News of Salvation. Just as we want to be respected, we must respect others if we want them to listen to what we say.

As we reflect we are reminded to listen to the message in relation to our own life.
What opportunities do we have? RETURN, REPENT, and be RENEWED. God is interested not in only saving us, but helping us in our daily activities. God's promise of future blessings is through the Messiah. Trust God as having everything we need in Christ.
Trust in God's redemption through Christ and rejoice. Your Saviour has come, and He is coming again.

“Come, thou long -expected Jesus,
Born to set thy people free,
From our fears and sins release us,
Let us find our rest in thee.
IsraelÂ’s strength and consolation,
Hope of all the earth thou art;
Dear desire of every nation,
Joy of every longing heart.” Amen.

(Hymn 53:2)


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