Isaiah 6 — Isaiah’s Vision of the Lord and his Commission
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Isaiah’s vivid portrait of God The Almighty on the throne is truly breathtaking. “I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne…’Woe to me!’ I cried, ‘I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.'” (Isaiah 6:1, 5)
Woe to me indeed. If I said, “woe to me” today, few would think it was anything significant. In fact, most would probably ignore me. “Woe to me” doesn’t resonate in our modern world. It doesn’t come close to expressing desperate state Isaiah must have felt when he was given that vision. This is a deep, dark, mournful statement of grief; one uttered at the moment of imminent death. Vivid pictures come to mind, but I’ll let your imagination fill the gap–what would that look like for you? The instant before immediate death. They say our lives flash before our eyes in that moment. Linger for a minute here. Then soak up the next words from Isaiah, the words that we do not deserve, “your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for” (6:7).
What next? “Here am I. Send me!” (6:8).