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Feb 19, 2017
Preacher: Tommy Robbins
Passage: Isaiah 6:8 & Psalm 110:3

Who Maketh Thee To Differ?

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

(ISAIAH 6:8)

There is no doubt that God knows where we are geographically. And he knows where we are spiritually as well. This Here am I in the verse before us is exactly the same place where our Heavenly Father eventually brings all his children. He brings us to the place of willingness before his Majesty—“Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth” (PSALM 110:3). When our Lord confronted the Apostle Paul, he said; “Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?” (ACTS 9:6). When God brings us to ‘Here am I’, he has brought us unto submission to Him. This is a condition of the new heart, which delights to do his will.

Our Lord brings us (and keeps bringing us) to absolute reverential worship and acquiescence [full acceptance] to his holy character and virtues. This place where he brings us is to the end of our self and to his feet. This we do willingly, because he makes us love to be willing. When we can truly say ‘Here am I’, we are saying not my will be done—Your will be done—Do with me what seems good in your sight. Where are those who have been chosen by the Father, redeemed by the Son, and regenerated by the Spirit? They are precisely where God has placed them, and they are glad to be there! Here am I is simply giving our selves up to God’s sovereign purpose and good providence. Until we can say in our hearts Here am I, we are yet in rebellion and unbelief.

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