"Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips..."
1.) It stirs the emotions vs. 5 “then said I” Isaiah says something because he is moved on the inside. You cannot be in the presence of God and be unmoved. It is in order if God has done something for you, if his presence has been manifested in your life, then you should say something for the glory of God. You should share it with your fellow church members, your co-workers, and your family. What a shame it would be to become unappreciative and unmoved by Gods presence. Failing to say something when he does, will lead to a lack of thanksgiving.
2.) It humbles the heart vs. 5 “woe is me” When we are in the presence of true holiness, it will make all of our prideful feelings about our self go away. It is a fearful things to fall into the hands of a living God, when you realize how holy he is and how sinful we are. If you wonder how extreme Gods holiness is, just ask yourself how extreme is hell? That tells you how serious God take his holiness and our sin; he will send the unrepentant to hell.
3.) It makes you feel incomplete vs.5 “I am undone” Mat 24:43 “But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.” When someone’s house is broken into the owner will think, what more could I have done to prevent this? When we are in the presence of the Lord we will feel incomplete, if we lived like he was going to show up at our job we would have been working harder… If we lived like he was going to visit our marriage we would have loved deeper. Yes, the presence of God will make you wish you had done more.
4.) We realize our sin vs. 5 “for I am a man of unclean lips” After comparing our goodness to others and how they live their lives, we are confronted with a holy God and we realize our own sinfulness. Our standard of sin, is not, am I living better than my neighbor; our standard is, am I pleasing God.
5.) We will have a concern for society vs.5 “and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips” Once we have confronted ourselves with the holiness and glory of God, we will have compassion toward our society, and for their need to be ready to meet God. It will be like a beggar telling another where to find bread. Look, I have sinned and come short of the glory of God, and so have you, but I found a cure, and his name is Jesus.