With a Word

The Lord has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him who is weary (Isaiah 50:4).

The Servant motif from Isaiah chapters 49-53 is mostly known for the prophet’s spiritual appraisal of what we would come to know as the passion and crucifixion of Jesus.  Chapter 53 is a veritable jewel in that regard.  However, the Servant passage begins much earlier.  The passage cited above from chapter 50 may not get as much attention but it is every bit as extraordinary and illuminating as the more well-known statements from chapter 53.

Isaiah foresaw that the Servant to come would speak extremely powerful words which would be more beneficial than the most skilled doctor or the most potent medicine. They would not merely function to boost low morale or increase one’s perception of self-worth.  No, His words would far exceed subjective psychological improvements within individuals the value of which would be open for debate.

Go to: http://www.afa.net/the-stand/faith/2017/05/with-a-word/

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