Disclaimer: I cannot find the research that supports the third thought this so take it with a grain of salt but heard it from and educated man and trust what he says to be true.
I thought I would share somethings I learned/heard about these scriptures because I find them sooo interesting.
Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. Isaiah 6:2-3 (KJV).
First I like to share about seraphim this word in hebrew literally means: a poisonous, fire-breathing serpent with six wings.burning, i.e. (figuratively) poisonous (serpent); specifically, a saraph or symbolical creäture (from their copper color).
That’s definitely not what I had pictured when I read this verse. Scary. 😉
This may explain why some people in the bible were afraid, when angels came to them or spoke to them…For example like Samuel and also in Luke 2:9.
Second, thing I’d like to share is the significance of holy being said three times in verse 3.
See, we are called to be holy. Sometimes, we may think we are to be holy like God is holy but most of us know that is impossible. However, in the Hebrew language, when a word like holy or any word is written more than once it is putting more emphasis on the word.
So in this case, it is kind of like saying, God is extremely, beyond measure, eternally, and inconceivably holy. interestingly, this is the only time holy is written three times to describe God and it is when seraphim are speaking.
Now what does that tell you? To me, seraphims know way more about God than anyone on earth (with the exception of Jesus) could ever imagine. So they know that God is extremely, extremely holy. I think that is sooo cool. 🙂
Third, thing I would like to share and this is the one I cannot find reference to.( the reason for the disclaimer).
I have heard it said, that these seraphim fly circling God 24/7 saying, “Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory”. It is said, that they do this every time they learn something new about God. I have a hard time wrapping my brain around this but that would mean that 24/7 there is something new learned about God’s awesomeness! HOW AWESOME!!!!
Just thought I share. Have a great day!