Thoughts and questions, w. b. 1/11/20
Here we have one of the ‘suffering servant’ passages from Isaiah. With quite a bit of prophecy, there can be some things happening in the present that are similar to what is yet to come. Was this one such passage?
- There may be others (e.g. himself), but who was Isaiah mainly speaking about in this passage?
- How would you describe a wise servant? – v13
I remember watching Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ. Once was enough. I nearly fainted because of some of the suffering.
- Do you think we have a clean, sanitised view of Jesus’ death?
- Which phrase in v13-14 is more important to you?
- What do you think the ‘many nations’ and ‘kings’ references relate to, and how do you see it coming to pass? – v15
- Isaiah writes, ‘who has believed our message…?’. What, and who, do you think this refers to? – v1
- Why was Jesus despised and rejected? – v3
- How does the servant (Jesus) taking up our infirmities and sorrows help you today? – v4
- What peace and healing have you received? – v5
- How does it make you feel about your sin, past and present, thinking that it was laid upon the servant Jesus? – v6
Spend some time meditating and praying about this reading. Jesus was willing to do an awesome thing for us. He was willing to take on Himself my sin!