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Isaiah 53:4-6 – God’s Servant Will Be Smitten – Part 3 of 5

In a coming day the Lord will gather the people of Israel to Himself, the scales will be removed from their eyes, they will look upon Him Whom they pierced, and then, God says, “You shall know that I am the Lord, when I have dealt with you for My name’s sake, not according to your wicked ways nor according to your corrupt doings, O house of Israel” (Ezekiel 20:44). The language of this third stanza in Isaiah 53 no doubt expresses what they will feel in that day. But it describes the attitude of all believers in the Lord Jesus towards Him.

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Isaiah 53:7-9 God’s Servant Will Be Submissive Part 4 of 5

The Ethiopian eunuch was reading the fourth stanza of this servant song when Philip met him. He admitted that he didn’t understand what he was reading and “Philip opened his mouth, and beginning at this Scripture, preached Jesus to him” (Acts 8:35). This is a prophecy about the Lord Jesus and more specifically about His attitude to His sufferings. In one sense, men were responsible for those sufferings: He was despised and rejected (v3), wounded and bruised (v5), oppressed and afflicted (v7) at the hands of men. In another sense God did it: “the Lord laid on Him the iniquity of us all” (v6). But the focus in this stanza is that through it all the Lord Jesus submitted to what was happening without any resistance or retaliation.

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Isaiah 53:10-12 God’s Servant Will Be Satisfied – Part 5 of 5

The final stanza of this servant song can be summarized in one word: satisfied! God is satisfied! The Lord Jesus is satisfied! And we are satisfied too!

1. God is satisfied: 53:10

It pleased the Lord to bruise Him.” One can readily understand other statements about the pleasure God found in the Lord Jesus: “It pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell” (Colossians 1:19); ‘this is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased” (Matthew 3:17). And the Lord Himself could say, “I do always those things that please the Father”(John 8:29). His person, His life and His ministry were all pleasing to God. But in what sense could this be said of His death?

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