January 7, 2001
In the first of Isaiah’s Servant Songs, the prophet tells us that God’s servant will bring justice to the nations in a gentle manner. He will also be known for not shunning the lowly, the “bruised reeds” and “smoldering wicks.” Jesus Christ, Alistair Begg explains, fulfilled this prophecy and set an example for how we are to live. As “bruised reeds” ourselves, it is grace we’ve been given, and it is by grace that we are to give.
1Behold my servant, whom I uphold,
my chosen, in whom my soul delights;
I have put my Spirit upon him;
he will bring forth justice to the nations.
2He will not cry aloud or lift up his voice,
or make it heard in the street;
3a bruised reed he will not break,
and a faintly burning wick he will not quench;
he will faithfully bring forth justice.
4He will not grow faint or be discouraged1
till he has established justice in the earth;
and the coastlands wait for his law.
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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.