See Him High and Lifted Up


Isaiah 6:1-3 "In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple.Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one cried to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!”


A true worshiper sees God as more than a friend, more than a Father, more than the Provider. God wants to be seen as more than a need-meeting God. Worshipers see God as high and exalted, the train of His robe filling the temple! When we worship God, we join with the angels. Isaiah saw the angels, specifically seraphim, around the throne. Seraphim are the angels of heaven that do the bidding of the Lord.  The cherubim are angels who remain constantly with the Lord. The Lord dwells between the cherubim.  Seraphim are the angels who are around the throne worshipping. They fly from one end of heaven to the other do the work of the Lord. 

This passage describes the seraphim as having six wings.  With two they covered their face.  With two they covered their feet.  With two they flew. Only two of the six wings were for work.  The other two were to cover their face, I'm not worthy to be in your presence.  The other two were to cover up their feet, My works are not worthy to be brought into Your presence. A worshiper sees the Lord high and lifted up, but views himself with humility. When Abraham came into the presence of God, he said, "I am just dust and ashes." This should be the attitude of a worshiper. It is right to say we're the righteousness of God.  It is right to say I'm sanctified and redeemed by the blood of Jesus.  A worshiper approaches God with the attitude, "Lord, I'm nothing.  Without You, I’m nothing.  I'm but dust and ashes.  My face needs to be covered.  Lord, it's not my face that's important; it's Your face that's important.  Lord, I cover my feet because, Lord, oh yes, I've walked to places and preached the Word, but my feet aren't even worthy.  My works aren't even worthy to be brought into Your presence." God rewards openly what we do in secret. However, Paul instructed us to renounce the hidden things of dishonesty.  Not only will our secret life be rewarded for the good things we have done, we also are accountable for what we have done in secret that is contrary to God’s will. Paul says we are to renounce the hidden things of dishonesty.