The God who loved us first seeks in man the same initiative that marks his actions.
I heard the voice of the sovereign master say, “Whom will I send? Who will go on our behalf?” I answered, “Here I am, send me!”
Isaiah 6:8 NET
Perhaps that is why God asks a question, instead of giving Isaiah an order. We can’t be sure, because the text doesn’t give clear clues, but it seems that the Lord wants the prophet to make the connection between the profound feeling of gratitude for forgiveness and the need to serve the Lord. Continue reading