Great to be back with you. I had planned on continuing these last week as Andrea and I were out of town, however, technology and I had a bit of a disagreement and technology won.
Our passage today is Isaiah 50:4-10
This is a fairly simple passage with a powerful message in regard to Isaiah’s pursuit his calling, and to Jesus’ following his calling, and, it hopefully is an example for us in our calling. Isaiah’s mission, as you probably remember, was to call the people to turn back to God. And, as you also may remember, the people were not only unresponsive, sometimes they were hostile and abusive towards him. Now, a true prophet is called by God, and, they go a out this calling knowing that they are not only the mouthpiece for God, but they walk a fine line toward their own destruction if they become a mouthpiece for themselves or someone else instead. Isaiah, and most all of the prophets take this very seriously and it has a difficult impact on their life. However, in this passage, where Isaiah is stating the obvious to those who want to silence him, he plainly states that what he says it not up to them it is up to God. He is resolute in his following God’s calling.
Have a great day and I hope to see you tonight and this coming Sunday!