Prayer Establishes Our Reverence for God
Holy – Part 1
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 6:1-7
Key Verse: Isaiah 6:1
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple.
The Prophet Isaiah wrote the book of the Bible that is his namesake. Isaiah prophesied to God’s people (the Jews) during the reigns of Kings Uzziah through Hezekiah. According to tradition, Isaiah was martyred by the wicked son of Hezekiah.
God revealed to Isaiah many things about Himself and the plans for Israel. Chapter six is one of the highlights of this revelation. I encourage you to take time to read the suggested additional reading for today. Let’s summarize Isaiah’s vision.
First, Isaiah was allowed a glimpse of the throne of God. It was a seat that had been raised above all other seats. The purpose of its placement is clear: God sits on an exalted seat, the only One worthy of such honor. Try to picture this in your mind when you say, “Hallowed is your name.” Realize that heaven continually hallows His name. God’s very seat symbolizes His holy nature, His almighty status!
Secondly, Isaiah could see that God’s robe filled the temple. The Bible uses the phrase: His robe of righteousness (Isaiah 61:10, Revelation 7:14, and Revelation 19:13). The prophet visualized God’s righteousness in a way that we humans could understand: a robe whose train filled the temple. Can you see it? The long, flowing train, seemingly without end! Transfer those thoughts to the righteousness of God. I hope it is becoming clear why we should follow the model of proclaiming God’s hallowedness.
Father, holy is your name and nature. You are worthy of my worship and praise. I humble myself before you, reminding myself of your righteousness. In Jesus’ Name, amen.