God’s Chosen Servant
15 Aware of this, Jesus withdrew from that place. A large crowd followed him, and he healed all who were ill. 16 He warned them not to tell others about him. 17 This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah:
18 “Here is my servant whom I have chosen,
the one I love, in whom I delight;
I will put my Spirit on him,
and he will proclaim justice to the nations.
19 He will not quarrel or cry out;
no one will hear his voice in the streets.
20 A bruised reed he will not break,
and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out,
till he has brought justice through to victory.
21 In his name the nations will put their hope.”
God sent his One and Only Son to be a Servant to a world without who didn’t know God. God’s Spirit was in Him for Jesus was a part of God but also born of a virgin to be known as the Son of Man. Jesus was sent by God to save us. Jesus did exactly what He was sent to be and do. Jesus also healed with compassion and asked they the healed not tell. The time was not right to reveal who Jesus really was and what was about to happen. It was also important to teach the people to give all glory to God who sent Him and told him every word to say and every action to take.
Who are we to say or do anything without orders from the same God who sent Jesus? Jesus, the example to follow. Jesus is Life. Yes, Jesus is our best hope. Jesus is our only hope of life eternal with God.
My hope is built on nothing less
than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
but wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
On Christ, the solid rock, I stand;
all other ground is sinking sand,
all other ground is sinking sand.
When darkness veils his lovely face,
I rest on his unchanging grace;
in ev’ry high and stormy gale,
my anchor holds within the veil.
His oath, his covenant, his blood
support me in the whelming flood;
when all around my soul gives way,
he then is all my hope and stay.
When he shall come with trumpet sound,
O may I then in him be found,
dressed in his righteousness alone,
faultless to stand before the throne.
May all we think, say, or do be done by your invitation in Your Name. You are my Hope. You are my life.
In Jesus Name, Amen.