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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.
Isaiah announces the future coming of the Messiah. Later on, in Isaiah 61, it is even more undeniable. But make NO MISTAKE, this is an announcement of the coming, in time, of Jesus Christ our Lord! As you read further in the text, this Messiah would bring light for the Gentiles, not just the Jews! It’s as if the prophet proclaims, “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus!”
So much was prophesied by Isaiah before it ever happened. He prophesied the rise of Babylon. He prophesied that the Medes and Persians would destroy the Babylonian empire a hundred and fifty years before it happened. But Isaiah’s most impressive prophecies have to do with the coming of our Lord, the Holy One of Israel, God’s Messiah. He is the lead Old Testament prophet, always promoting the future and always telling the people to “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus.” They didn’t know what that meant in his day, but today we have a clear vision of what that means. So whatever it is that has caused you to get off course or is weighing you down, or maybe has caused you to lose all hope, let me be the first this AM to encourage you to please “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus.”
This AM, I am so impressed with Isaiah’s prophecy. It reminds me that the cares of this life can easily impact our focus if we’re not careful. Today I make a fresh commitment to keep my eyes fixed on You. Amen