1 “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.2 He will
not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets.3 A bruised reed he will
not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.In faithfulness he
will bring forth justice; 4 he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes
justice on earth.In his teaching the islands will put their hope.”
5 This is what God the LORD says—the Creator of the heavens, who
stretches them out,who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it,
who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it:
6 “I, the LORD, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your
hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people
and a light for the Gentiles,7 to open eyes that are blind, to free captives
from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.
8 “I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not yield my glory to another
or my praise to idols.9 See, the former things have taken place, and new
things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you.”
1.This is the first of four Servant songs (that refer to Jesus as the servant)
in Isaiah. This song has been quoted in part in Mt 12:18-21
with reference to Christ.
2.Silence – Read/Listen – Meditate – Pray – Contemplate
3.What is the word or phrase that touches you today as you read and
meditate on this passage?
4.Does this passage give you a fresh understanding of the Lord Jesus
and all that he went through? How do you feel when you picture
Christ as a servant? In what way does this passage challenge you
– your character, your service? How can you begin imitating Jesus’
servant attitude in your own life?
5.We often have a difficult time knowing how to handle situations
where we are being taken advantage of. Jesus’ example is one of
meekness and humility. Why is this a difficult example to follow?
Why might it be important to do so?
Prayer & Journaling: Stay with God for a little longer. Continue to converse
with God and listen to what he wants to tell me. Then write down
any thought and/or prayer in the 2012 “Spiritual Journal” book.