I’m sure it was the same way when King David in the Bible was chosen. His brothers were surely thinking, if not expressing the same kind of passion. If chosen — things would be different forever for any one of the that would be selected by Samuel the prophet to replace Saul.
When you look at Isaiah 6, it is a little different. As you know, the previous chapters laid out a vivid picture that was not easy for one trusting God to gaze upon. The need was great, if not incomprehensible. King Uzziah died, the corruptible and leprous, and a new day was now at hand.
Looking upward, Isaiah knew his request would be timely:
Isaiah 6:5 Then I said, “It’s all over! I am doomed, for I am a sinful man. I have filthy lips, and I live among a people with filthy lips. Yet I have seen the King, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.”
Some lessons from prayer time and meditation:
- My words can be sinful
- My words can hurt God
- My words can hurt others
- My words can mirror or echo my friends who disappoint God
After Isaiah had allowed God to purge this sin from him, he cried out, “GOD — PICK ME!”
And God not only PICKED him, but SENT him to GO and TELL others a holiness they had thus far ignored.