Remember the first Shrek movie? The donkey says the famous line, “Pick Me! Pick Me! Pick Me!” hilarious and yet it shows a sense of passion.
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.