“Are You Purged?” By Kirk Hunt
Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth with it, and said:
“Behold, this has touched your lips;
Your iniquity is taken away,
And your sin purged.”
Isaiah 6:6–7 NKJV
Please also read Isaiah 6:1–10
Devout and educated in God’s Word, Isaiah understood his tainted and profane status. In fact,it would be hard to not understand, standing in the very presence of our pure and holy God. Still, the seraph does not move in condemnation or rejection. Instead, Isaiah is immediately purged clean of his sin.
God is holy while mankind is tainted by sin. Thankfully, Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross makes it possible for us to again have fellowship with God. We could not come to Him, so He came to us.
Still, standing (or kneeling, or prostate) before a holy and infinite God we know our human limits. In His love and compassion for us, God reaches out to us in restoration and reinstatement. We can never earn or deserve fellowship with God. We can only accept His cleansing in humility and gratitude.
God is holy. God will remain holy. You are the one who must be cleansed and purified before fellowship is possible. Like Isaiah, you must be purged of your sin before His purpose for your life can be completely fulfilled.
God has a purpose and calling for your life. Before you can completely fulfill your assignment in the Kingdom you must be cleansed. Like Isaiah, let God purge you.
Think: Am I willing to let God purge me of my sin and impurity?
Pray: “Lord, purge me of my sin so I can have fellowship with you.”
Copyright © December 2018, Kirk Hunt
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