In the second half of his book, Isaiah is describing what will happen after God’s judgement on Judah is finished and He begins to restore His people. Isaiah paints a picture of the coming King that will establish His kingdom to rule over the whole world. When you think about a king setting up a kingdom for world domination, what kind of characteristics do you think would need to be present in that king?
Now read Isaiah 52:13-53:12 and list the character qualities and actions this “servant” takes.
This servant of the Lord is a shock to our expectations. What kind of a king would allow himself to be led like a lamb to the slaughter and die for the sins of his people? We know a King like that. Isaiah was predicting the coming of the Messiah, the annointed one of God, who would be the Servant of God and the King of the people. Jesus is that Messiah.
Spend some time thanking God for sending Jesus to fulfill this prophecy of Isaiah’s and to pay for our sins.