The prophet Isaiah saw the LORD on His throne high and lifted up and His servants the seraphim declared Him as Holy, Holy, Holy (Isaiah 6:1-3). Our reading for today is 1 Samuel 4 through 6 from which we get our excerpt for today.
And He smote the men of Bethshemesh, because they had looked into the ark of the LORD, even He smote of the people fifty thousand and threescore and ten men: and the people lamented, because the LORD had smitten many of the people with a great slaughter. And the men of Bethshemesh said, “Who is able to stand before this holy LORD God? And to whom shall He go up from us?” And they sent messengers to the inhabitants of Kirjathjearim, saying, “The Philistines have brought again the ark of the LORD; come ye down, and fetch it up to you.”
1 Samuel 6:19-21