““Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!”Isaiah 6:5
Do we ever get there? How do we regard our sins and the sins of others? Do we ever challenge our own thinking about the sin in our life, or the sin in the body of Christ, or the sin in the world?
We seldom hear messages from preachers about sin and our depravity and thinking about sin in our lives. Many TV preachers and evangelists tickle our ears with feel-good messages about how wonderful and blessed we are.
I imagine Isaiah didn’t just rattle off this verse in casual conversation with his pals at the city gate. I imagine he was weeping and moaning, in the midst of excruciating and agonizing sorrow and regret. It was no easy thing to admit, no easy place to be.
Do we ever weep and moan about our vile condition? Do we ever weep about the horrible, painful price Jesus paid to rid us of our vile condition?
How often do we praise God for redeeming our lives from the power of sin that once controlled us?