THE STORY OF JESUS: Isaiah 51-53
“After he has suffered, he will see the light of life.” (Isaiah 53:11)
These words in ch.53 are a very clear prophecy of Jesus’ death and resurrection.
They are in the context of God’s promise of rescue and restoration.
How would the people who heard these words understand them?
God’s servant was going to suffer and die, but He will see life again.
This servants death is punishment for God’s wayward people.
Jesus certainly fits this description of the suffering servant.
This passage also makes clear how the Jesus’ Way works.
It is not through force or wealth that this servant overcomes.
It is through humility, meekness, submission to God’s will.
As Jesus followers, we see this path both predicted and followed.
This path – the Jesus Way – is the only way to see the light of life.
By choosing to follow Jesus, we choose to follow this servant path.
We believe that humility, meekness, submission to God’s will IS THE ONLY WAY.
But we must choose it, not just believe it; not just faith, we must follow it!
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, its easier to say I believe it than it is for me to follow it. Thank You for suffering for me weakness and failure. Help me by Your Spirit to take steps in following this difficult path.