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Isaiah 6

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Isaiah's Vision and Commissioning

Isaiah 6

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Lesson Number 8

Background Notes

Doctrinal Point(s)

  1. Salvation should follow a realization of God’s holiness.
  2. Service should follow a realization of God’s call.

Practical Application

  1. Have you told the Lord, “Here I am, send me!”?

Questions

  1. Who was King Uzziah and in what year did he die?
  2. What practical application can we take from Uzziah?
  3. How was Isaiah a contrast to the proud and sinful Uzziah?
  4. What are seraphim?
  5. To what ministry did God call Isaiah?

Answers

  1. Uzziah was a good king, but he was not content with just being king. He wanted a role that God had not given him- the role of priest. God had to strike Uzziah with leprosy and he had to be cut off from the House of the Lord until the day of His death, in 740 B.C.
  2. Let’s be content with the role and spiritual gifts that the Lord has given us and not try to steal someone else’s role or use someone else’s gifts.
  3. Isaiah was humble and very conscious of his sinful condition. Isaiah was given a vision of the majesty and holiness of God – something that Uzziah probably wanted, but did not attain.
  4. Seraphim are a class of angels occupied with the holiness of God. The seraphim had six wings – four were used for covering their face and feet, emphasizing reverence in the presence of God.
  5. Isaiah was called to proclaim God’s word to His wayward people. They were not going to listen to his sermons and they were not going to return to the Lord. Isaiah was to continue proclaiming God’s message until God’s judgment fell on the rebellious nation. But a godly remnant of Jews would be preserved.

Discuss/Consider

  1. Review Isaiah’s reaction and response to the vision of God’s holiness. Tell about the point of time when you realized that God was holy and you did not measure up to His standards. Salvation should follow a realization of God’s holiness.
  2. Every believer is called to serve the Lord in some way, in some place, and in some capacity. Tell how God has called you to serve. How have you responded?

Challenge

  1. Isaiah essentially said, “Here I am Lord, send me wherever, whenever, and to whomever you choose.” Have you told this to the Lord?

Key Verses

  • “In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple.” Isaiah 6:1
  • “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!” Isaiah 6:3
  • “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.” Isaiah 6:5

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