Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Who Will Go For Him?

In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3 And one called to another and said:

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
the whole earth is full of his glory!”

4 And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke. 5 And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!” 6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7 And he touched my mouth and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.” 8 And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.” 9 And he said, “Go, and say to this people:

“‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand;
keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’
10  Make the heart of this people dull,
and their ears heavy,
and blind their eyes;
lest they see with their eyes,
and hear with their ears,
and understand with their hearts,
and turn and be healed.”

11 Then I said, “How long, O Lord?”
And he said:
“Until cities lie waste
without inhabitant,
and houses without people,
and the land is a desolate waste,
12 and the Lord removes people far away,
and the forsaken places are many in the midst of the land.
13 And though a tenth remain in it,
it will be burned again,
like a terebinth or an oak,
whose stump remains
when it is felled.”
The holy seed is its stump.  Isaiah 6:1-13

1. Isaiah’s Position (Isa. 6:1)

a. Isaiah in fractured Israel: Isa. 1:1, 1:7-8

b. Isaiah under the Law: Isa. 1:11-20, Deut. 30:16-20, Isa. 1:10-15

c. Isaiah the highborn: Isa. 1:1, 7:3-4, 2 Kings 19-20

2. Isaiah’s Vision (Isa 6:1-7)

a. The Sovereign King: Isa. 6:1, Isa. 45:5-7, Ps. 2

b. The Holy King: Isa. 6:2-4, Deut. 32:4, Ps. 110:6, Hab. 1:13, Job 15:15, Matt. 10:58

c. The Merciful King: Isa. 6:6-7, Exo. 33:19, Hos. 6:6

3. Isaiah’s Commission (Isa. 6:7-13)

a. The Call: Isa. 6:8-9, Exo. 3:10, Matt. 4:19, Matt. 16:24

b. The Command: Isa. 6:9-13

c. The Cost: Isa. 53:3, Jer. 15:18, Heb. 11:35-38

d. God’s Courage: Isa. 6:11, Isa. 42:5-7, Matt. 17:1-2, Heb. 12:1-2, Matt. 28:18-20