Tag: Servant of the Lord

Beautiful feet!

Scripture reading for August 1st: Isaiah 52-57

When you think of beauty, are the feet the first part of your body to come to mind?  Isaiah, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, made particular mention of the feet of those who would bring the “good news” of God reigning on Zion. “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!” (Isaiah 52:7)  God would Himself come to Zion and lay bare His holy arm and all the earth would see His salvation!  (Isaiah 52:10)

Isaiah saw the servant as “high and lifted up and highly exalted”.  This servant would act wisely, but would be marred and disfigured.  In His suffering, He would sprinkle many nations and bring His salvation to those who did not know!  (Isaiah 52:13-15)  Isaiah saw this servant  as one with no natural beauty that would attract us to Him.  (Isaiah 53:2)  He was actually despised and rejected by men and was a man who knew sorrow intimately.  He took our infirmities and carried our sorrows but we assumed that God was punishing Him!  (Isaiah 53:3-4)

When we think description of Isaiah’s description of the Servant and what He did for us, we better understand beautiful feet!  Our Savior walked on this earth on human feet!  He willingly walked in total obedience to God so that we can walk in healing, salvation and freedom!  He offered His feet to be nailed to a cross for us!  He was “high and lifted up” on that cross!  Those feet took our Savior to the place of suffering on our behalf.

We can continue Jesus’ mission by taking this message of “Good News” to a lost and dying world.  We may not be much to look at, but the beauty of our feet is that they are obediently walking in the path of Jesus Christ!  “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.  And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20

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Beautiful Feet!

Scripture reading for July 31st: Isaiah 52-57

When you think of beauty, are the feet the first thing you think of? Isaiah, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, made particular mention of the feet of those who would bring the “good news”. “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!” (Isaiah 52:7)  God would come to Zion and all the earth would see His salvation!  (Isaiah 52:10)

Isaiah saw the servant as “high and lifted up and highly exalted”.  This servant would act wisely, but would be marred and disfigured.  He would not even look human anymore!  In His suffering, He would sprinkle many nations and bring understanding of salvation to those who did not know!  (Isaiah 52:13-15)  Isaiah saw this servant  as one with no natural beauty that would attract us to Him.  (Isaiah 53:2)  He was actually despised and rejected by men and was a man who knew sorrow and grief intimately.  He took our infirmities and carried our sorrows but we assumed that God was punishing Him.  (Isaiah 53:3-4)  In actuality, this Servant was willingly pierced and crushed for our sins and iniquities.  He took wounds for us that brought us healing!

Our Savior walked on this earth on human feet!  He willingly walked in total obedience to God so that we could walk in healing, salvation and freedom!  He offered His feet to be nailed to a cross for us!  He was “high and lifted up” on that cross!  Those feet took our Savior to the place of suffering on our behalf!  What beautiful feet and what great good news He brought to us!

Now, we can have “beautiful feet” too!  We can continue the mission of our dear Savior by obeying Him and taking this message of “Good News” to a lost and dying world.  We may not be much to look at, but our feet are beautiful too when  they are obediently walking in the path of Jesus Christ!  “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.  And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20

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Servant Song

Scripture reading for July 31st: Isaiah 49-51

“And now the Lord says–He who formed me in the womb to be His servant to bring Jacob back to Him and gather Israel to Himself, for I am honored in the eyes of the Lord and my God has been my strength–He says: “It is too small a thing for you to be my servant to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have kept.  I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring My salvation to the ends of the earth.”” (Isaiah 49:5-6)

Isaiah was speaking prophetically of the servant of the Lord.  This servant was going to be formed in the womb with the purpose of bringing Israel to God.  This servant would be honored in the eyes of the Lord and God had been his strength.  God said to this servant, that He was going to give him an additional task of being a light to the Gentiles and bring salvation to the ends of the earth.  Who was this servant to be?  Was Isaiah talking about himself or someone else?

Looking back from our vantage point of 2700 years, we can see how God was speaking of His own Son, Jesus Christ.  Jesus was formed in a womb of a virgin of Israel.   Jesus was honored in God’s eyes and was God in the flesh.  Jesus drew His strength from His Father.  God’s plan was to use Jesus to restore Jacob (Israel) and also to reach the ends of the earth!

God’s promise to comfort His people and have compassion on them was not and will not be forgotten.  God promised Israel that He would never forget them and He would restore them to their land and inheritance.  “The ransomed of the Lord will return.  They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads.  Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.”  (Isaiah 51:11)  The servant of the Lord would bring them back with joy and gladness after the captivity.  He would accomplish this by listening to God and following His instructions.  He would offer his back to those who beat him and endure mocking and spitting.  (Isaiah 50:4-7)  He would redeem them by God’s plan and bring restoration!  God’s people enter Zion singing of their Servant’s sacrifice for them!

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