Monday, April 28, 2014

God's Servant... Isaiah 42:1-4

Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight;  I will put my Spirit on him
and he will bring justice to the nations,  He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the
streets.  A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.
In faithfulness he will bring forth Justice;  he will not falter or be discouraged til he establishes justice on earth.  In his law the islands will put their hope.
                                                                          Isaiah 42:1-4

These are prophetic words that speak about Jesus.  Actually if you were to read the entire chapter you would think that these words were written during the time of Jesus not hundreds of years before.  But these words must have surely brought hope especially for those who had to endure hearing the rest of Isaiah's message...  He wasn't generally speaking  kind and gentle words.

As we speak to one another however we must remember that we have a kind and gentle God for what is more fragile than a bruised read or a smoldering wick.  We must remember that we have Christ spirit and nature within us.  May it also be said of us that we showed mercy, kindness, and gentleness in a very rough world.

Today if your bruised take heart in knowing that God is faithful and there is hope both hear and in the life after in heaven.  God is tender enough to hold you but powerful enough to fight your battles and bring justice to the oppressed.  Our God is amazing.

Dear God we lift up our nation and pray that you bring justice and mercy to those who are broken and burned down and Lord it would be a privilege to be your servants to be used by you in this great effort.