When is a service contract ready for signing?  Should all aspects of the job be delineated and every possible scenario put in writing?  Does it make sense to sign a blank contract with a highly respected company on faith alone?  Is it trust or naivety to agree to perform a service without knowing the details?  Who signs a contract without counting the cost?

Isaiah 6:8a
Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying:
“Whom shall I send,
And who will go for Us?”

God extends an opportunity to serve Him.  The contract for service may be blank.  Sometimes He sends us out without a written job description or concrete expectation of what He wants us to do.  Who accepts an unnamed, unexplained assignment? According to Isaiah 6:1-7, three transforming revelations happened before a blank contract was signed.  First, Isaiah saw the holiness of God, high and lifted up.  Only then was he able to see his own sinfulness. Lastly, his heart was seared and his sin purged.  

The moment we finally see the holiness of God in His splendor, the veil is removed from our own eyes to fully comprehend the degrading ugliness of our own sin.  After you have been purged of sin and judged clean, living a life of service requires signing a blank service contract.

Isaiah 6:8b

Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”


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