Isaiah was a hoss:

Isaiah 20:2-4 (NIV)
at that time the Lord spoke through Isaiah son of Amoz. He said to him, “Take off the sackcloth from your body and the sandals from your feet.” And he did so, going around stripped and barefoot. [3] Then the Lord said, “Just as my servant Isaiah has gone stripped and barefoot for three years, as a sign and portent against Egypt and Cush, [4] so the king of Assyria will lead away stripped and barefoot the Egyptian captives and Cushite exiles, young and old, with buttocks bared—to Egypt’s shame.

But God was a bigger hoss. Three years of utter humiliation and hot feet must have been a tough road for Isaiah. He probably did not get invited to many parties.

But that was the point–life is crucial and our choices matter.

Some men these days take a whole three hours to prepare a sermon.

Isaiah lived his for three agonizing years. Would you? And what would your faith look like if you did?

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