Today we read from Isaiah 50, the prophecy prophet Isaiah received and has already come true in history. This is a revision for Christians and a new awareness for those who are new here. Be blessed by the words of God.
Isaiah 50:1-3 God was looking for a man to save His children. But He couldn’t find one. This famous verse has been quoted by many: “Is My hand shortened at all that it cannot redeem?
Or have I no power to deliver?” So God just has to do it Himself. He sent His own Son, Jesus to become a man in earth. Jesus is the Redeemer.
1 Thus says the Lord:
“Where is the certificate of your mother’s divorce,
Whom I have put away?
Or which of My creditors is it to whom I have sold you?
For your iniquities you have sold yourselves,
And for your transgressions your mother has been put away.
2 Why, when I came, was there no man?
Why, when I called, was there none to answer?
Is My hand shortened at all that it cannot redeem?
Or have I no power to deliver?
Indeed with My rebuke I dry up the sea,
I make the rivers a wilderness;
Their fish stink because there is no water,
And die of thirst.
3 I clothe the heavens with blackness,
And I make sackcloth their covering.”
4-7 Jesus listened to the Father and did just as the Father instructed and did while He was on earth. Jesus went through all the humiliations before He was crucified on the cross. He was whipped. By His stripes, we have been healed.
4 “The Lord God has given Me
The tongue of the learned,
That I should know how to speak
A word in season to him who is weary.
He awakens Me morning by morning,
He awakens My ear
To hear as the learned.
5 The Lord God has opened My ear;
And I was not rebellious,
Nor did I turn away.
6 I gave My back to those who struck Me,
And My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard;
I did not hide My face from shame and spitting.
7 “For the Lord God will help Me;
Therefore I will not be disgraced;
Therefore I have set My face like a flint,
And I know that I will not be ashamed.
8-9 Jesus was humiliated but not defeated. He was totally innocent and no one could condemn or convict Him of any sin or crime. God was with Jesus. So was the Holy Spirit. He was not alone.
8 He is near who justifies Me;
Who will contend with Me?
Let us stand together.
Who is My adversary?
Let him come near Me.
9 Surely the Lord God will help Me;
Who is he who will condemn Me?
Indeed they will all grow old like a garment;
The moth will eat them up.
A calling to all to believe in Jesus and turn to God: fear the Lord, obey Jesus’ words, trust in His name:
10 “Who among you fears the Lord?
Who obeys the voice of His Servant?
Who walks in darkness
And has no light?
Let him trust in the name of the Lord
And rely upon his God.
A warning to those who trust in their own efforts, making themselves or other things or beings or spirits god:
11 Look, all you who kindle a fire,
Who encircle yourselves with sparks:
Walk in the light of your fire and in the sparks you have kindled—
This you shall have from My hand:
You shall lie down in torment.
————————–What Jesus said:
John 8:28 New King James Version (NKJV)
28 Then Jesus said to them, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things.
John 8:38New King James Version (NKJV)
38 I speak what I have seen with My Father, and you do what you have seen with[a] your father.”
John 10:30New King James Version (NKJV)
30 I and My Father are one.”
John 10:32 New King James Version (NKJV)
32 Jesus answered them, “Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?”
John 14:10 New King James Version (NKJV)
10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works.