In continuing with some appropriate life verses, I have thought of a few more.
Isaiah 6:1-8: 1In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3And one called to another and said:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!”
4And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke. 5And I said: “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!”
6Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7And he touched my mouth and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.”8And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.”
The appropriate response to an encounter with the Lord. We should feel like we are going to fall apart at the seams mentally, physically and spiritually, and that our soul should be seared. We would be in the presence of pure holiness, absolute purity which our tainted souls cannot withstand without the intervention of the Lord to protect us. Aside from Jesus, Moses was the only man God talked to face-to-face as a friend, man to man, and even Moses needed to be shielded from the glory of God and was only able the backside of God’s glory.
To intimate that Jesus talks to one of us as equals is teach heresy. To claim that Jesus came into your study to talk to you about a message He wanted you to preach is to teach heresy. We would be in the presence of God and we would be compelled to react in terror and awe and complete submission.
As well I should add another life verse:
Jeremiah 17:9 & 10: 9The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? 10 “I the Lord search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.”
When we allow our feelings or how we feel guide us more than our mind we will always venture into error. Jesus told those who worship and follow Him and His Father must do so in spirit and in truth, with their heart, mind, and soul, and it will take all of one’s strength to maintain that balance. Test the spirits to be sure that they are from God and not death wrapped in pretty paper with a satin bow.