Jan 10, 2019
Isaiah was a messenger for God. He had been hand-picked by God Almighty and commissioned to carry a message of warning and a call to repentance to the people of Judah. But before Isaiah could fulfill His God-appointed role and point out the sins of the people of Judah, he had to have his own sins exposed and expunged. In Isaiah 6:1-8, we are shown how God prepared His spokesperson by cleansing him from his own unrighteousness and unworthiness. As God’s prophet, Isaiah was going to need purification before he could call the people to repentance. His lips would need to be cleansed before he could communicate the holy words of a righteous God. But, in spite of his awareness of his own unworthiness, Isaiah displays a remarkable enthusiasm to be used by God, saying, “Here I am, send me!” He wanted to serve Yahweh by offering his life in faithful service. And he was willing to go through the painful purification process required by God in order to become a mouthpiece for God. He had been given the privilege of seeing God, and now he wanted to serve Him with his life.