The Peace of Atonement- A Devotion on Isaiah 6.7

October 18, 2008

And he touched my mouth and said: ‘Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.‘” -Isaiah 6.7

Isaiah receives peace at the knowledge of the propitiation for and expiation of his sins. I too must learn always to dwell in this peace, be it from the burden of my own uncleanliness (Colossians 2.13-14) or from the general unworthiness I have to serve God to begin with (Romans 3.23). God is my only hope for peace. Against him alone have I sinned (Psalm 51.4) and from him alone comes mercy and grace (Jonah 2.9). Amen.