Daily Archives: April 6, 2018

April 6 – Isaiah

In April and May, we are reading through the book of the prophet Isaiah. Its major themes are judgment, comfort, and hope, applicable to Jerusalem then in the 8th century B.C. and to us now. Join our study by reading today’s scripture below and journaling about it using SOAP (click on the “What’s SOAP?” link above to learn more). Below today’s scripture is an example SOAP from our team. We love hearing from you! Please use the comment section of our website to share your SOAP, thoughts or questions on the reading, or prayer requests. Join us as we build unity and community through God’s Word!

Isaiah 6

Isaiah’s Commission

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty;
    the whole earth is full of his glory.”
At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.
“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.”
Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
He said, “Go and tell this people:
“‘Be ever hearing, but never understanding;
    be ever seeing, but never perceiving.’
10 Make the heart of this people calloused;
    make their ears dull
    and close their eyes.
Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
    hear with their ears,
    understand with their hearts,
and turn and be healed.”
11 Then I said, “For how long, Lord?”
And he answered:
“Until the cities lie ruined
    and without inhabitant,
until the houses are left deserted
    and the fields ruined and ravaged,
12 until the Lord has sent everyone far away
    and the land is utterly forsaken.
13 And though a tenth remains in the land,
    it will again be laid waste.
But as the terebinth and oak
    leave stumps when they are cut down,
    so the holy seed will be the stump in the land.”

SOAP Note

Humble & Ready | Becky Newman

Scripture

Isaiah 6:5, 8

Observation

Isaiah came before the throne of God humbled, in understanding the gap between imperfect him and perfect and glorious God, and ready to do whatever God willed of him. He didn’t even know if what God was sending him on was a good or bad, easy or tough, mission, but he trusted God enough with his life to go all in committing to carry it out. It turned out to be a not-so-fun hard mission. But Isaiah did not go back on his commitment, even though it would be a hard message with no one getting it except a little remnant.

Application

When You’ve called me, do I have an Isaiah level of commitment? Nope. At the first sign of losing interest, I have started to question if this is really what I was supposed to do. But humbled first, I should trust Your call and direction and continue to carry it out, maybe recommit to my yes and availability and go.

Prayer

Lord, You have called me specifically to the mission field. After a hard season of losing interest, I want to recommit humbly to Your call and go carry it out.

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