Summary: Isaiah's Call
Isaiah 6:1–9 Isaiah's Call
According to the Talmud, Isaiah's father, Amoz, was a brother of King Amaziah, which would make Isaiah and King Uzziah cousins.
I. Isaiah was a Man Who Sought God
1 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord
He Sought Him in Death, (king Uzziah died), in Difficulty, in Defeat.
Heb 12:11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
He Sought Him:- Personally, Passionately, Positively. Jer 29:13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
II. Isaiah was a Man Who Saw God
1 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne,
high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.
1) The Glory of His Person“… I saw also the Lord …”
2) The Glory of His Power“… sitting upon a throne …”
3) The Glory of His Purpose“…
Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!” (3)
Jonathan Edwards in his father’s library. found a Bible. His eye caught this verse: I Tim. 1:17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
A. He Saw The Position Of A Sovereign God... sitting upon a throne …”
B. He Heard The Praise Of A Sinless God... Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts
C. He Learned The Purpose Of A Supreme God - The whole earth is full of His glory
III. Isaiah was a Man Who Sensed God
5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.
1) The Searching of the Spirit. Isaiah cried, “… ‘Woe is me, for I am undone!
(a) Reveals the Nature of our Sinfulness
Moses, who “… hid his face, for he was afraid to look upon God” (Exod. 3:6);
Paul who, when he saw himself in the light of the heavenly vision, exclaimed: “O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?
(b) Reveals the Nature of our Helplessness.
Isaiah exclaimed, “… I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips” (6:5).
2) The Sanctifying of the Spirit
(1) God Convicts Us - 5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone;
(2) God Cleanses Us - 6 Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:
7 And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.
(3) God Commissions Us - 8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.