God called Isaiah to be a prophet. His ministry extended for more than forty years.
All we know about this prophet indicates that he was one of the greatest people of his time. His name means, ‘The Lord is salvation.’ This meaning is especially appropriate since he speaks throughout his book of God’s gracious promises of comfort and deliverance for his people. His book is a masterpiece, suggesting that Isaiah possessed considerable intelligence and education. But that’s not all; Isaiah was also a husband and a father.
So what can modern men learn from this prophet of old? Although Isaiah had many gifts, his success was primarily a result of his humility and faithfulness to God’s will for his life. When God called him, Isaiah had an overwhelming sense of his own sinfulness. He started where all men need to start: He admitted his sin and sought God for cleansing and renewal. Then, when God revealed his will for Isaiah, the prophet pursued God’s plan with determination. He spoke and lived out God’s will for him despite the opposition he faced. As a result, God used him to confront his people with their sin and to comfort his people as they faced a painful future. Through his words and life, Isaiah has blazed a trail for the spiritual growth of all men.
If you’re a man, you’re called to lead well’to lead well you need to begin with humility and faith.