Each of the four living creatures had six wings, and each was covered all around and on the inside with eyes. They never rest day or night, but keep on saying, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is coming.”
The Bible tells us the three functions of these seraphim’s six wings, “with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew” (Isa 6:2). From this we learn three virtues that make celestial worship balanced. Firstly, covering the face in the presence of God signifies REVERENCE. That means heavenly worship includes respect, honour and holy fear towards God. Our liberty and joy of salvation are not an excuse to dishonour the Lord. Having faith is not to be frivolous. Christianity is not comedy! Secondly, covering the feet signifies HUMILITY. That means heavenly worship includes a sense of modesty, meekness and down-to-earthness. So should our earthly worship. We cannot use our boldness as a pretext for arrogance in His presence, beloved! Thirdly, flying with the remaining two wings signifies OBEDIENCE. It’s about readiness to serve, minister and obey God’s orders. Diligence is an essential element of celestial worship. Likewise beloved, we must not use the Lord’s grace as a pretext for laziness. We must be swift to obey His word. We kid ourselves when our Christianity is devoid of diligent obedience. My dear friend, in your walk with Christ, are you remembering to fly?