The Dedication of the Prophets
Prophets are those that speak on someone else’s behalf, in the case of the bible, these people speak for God. There are multiple teachings that the prophets taught the people including eschatology, consolation, chastisement, and portable religion. In Isaiah 6:1-13, Isaiah sees God’s vision in the temple and becomes a servant. In the passage, after Isaiah has laid his eyes upon the). Lord and his seraphim, and Isaiah said, “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips…” (Isaiah 6:5). The seraphim then flew to him and Isaiah says, “And he touched my mouth and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips, your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for” (Isaiah 6:7). I feel like this exchange between the seraphim and Isaiah represents the sinful nature of Isaiah and his lips, which the seraphim touches with a coal from the altar at which the Lord sat, is a type of sacrifice representing the sin being burnt away and the presence of God being restored in Isaiah. After the seraphim says this to Isaiah, the Lord asks who to send to be a prophet to He and Isaiah answers, “Here am I! Send me. And he [the Lord] said: Go, and say this to the people….” (Isaiah 6:8-9).The Lord then tells Isaiah what to tell the people and when Isaiah asks how long he shall prophesize and speak for the Lord, He says “until the cities lie waste without inhabitant, and houses without people, and the land is a desolate waste, and the Lord removes people far away, and the forsaken places are many in the midst of the land…” (Isaiah 6:11-13). This exchange between Isaiah and the Lord shows me that Isaiah is obedient and willing to be of service to the Lord, however upsetting and terrible the words Lord tells him to deliver to the people. Isaiah has become a prophet by volunteering to be of service to the Lord and deliver a message to the people. In Jeremiah 1:1-10, Jeremiah learns from the Lord that He chose Jeremiah to be a prophet to the nations, even...
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