June 23, 2019

Charred Lips & Rotting Fish: “I’m in!”

Passage: Isaiah 6:1-13, Luke 5:1-11

Isaiah, the “pinnacle of Hebrew prophecy,” resembles the Bible in miniature. Its first 39 chapters correspond to the 39 books of the Old Testament and stress the righteousness, holiness, and justice of God. The prophet announces judgment upon immoral and idolatrous people, beginning with Judah. The last 27 chapters are different, with such a compassionate and tender portrayal of God over all the nations, many scholars feel it is a message from a different prophet altogether. Today we focus on the starting point for those whose lives are changed by God: the Call.