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Summary: Isaiah's Call

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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);

Job, who abhorred himself and repented in dust and ashes (see Job 42:6). Peter who “… fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying ‘Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord!’ ” (Luke 5:8);

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.


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