In my last post, we completed our examination of the Suffering Servant in Yesha’yahu 53. In this post, I want to recap both the Characteristics and the Accomplishments of the Suffering Servant in Yesha’yahu53. Truthfully, I wanted to do this for myself, so I thought I would share it with you.
After a brief introduction to the Suffering Servant and discussing His identity, we explored His Characteristics:
- The Servant Was Humble ~ Isaiah 53:1-2
- The Servant Was Willing to Suffer Rejection ~ 53:3
- The Servant Suffered Silently and Didn’t Retaliate ~ 53:7
- The Servant Was Willing to Suffer ~ 53:8
- The Servant Was Righteous and a Good Man Who Suffered Innocently ~ 53:9-10
We then moved on the examining His Accomplishments:
- The Servant Bore Sorrows, Grief, and Sickness ~ 53:4
- The Servant Died a Substitutionary Death for Our Sins ~ 53:5-6
- The Servant Suffered a Humiliating Death ~ 53:8-9
- The Servant Sacrifice Is an Offering for Our Sins ~ 53:10
- The Servant Justifies Many ~ 53:11
- The Servant Died and Rose from the Grave ~ 53:12
It’s interesting to me that verses 8-10 are prominent in both lists of attributes.
8 After forcible arrest and sentencing, He was taken away; and none of His generation protested His being cut off from the land of the living for the crimes of My people, who deserved the punishment themselves. 9 He was given a grave among the wicked; in His death, He was with a rich man. Although He had done no violence and had said nothing deceptive, 10 yet it pleased Adonai to crush Him with illness, to see if He would present Himself as a guilt offering. If He does, He will see His offspring; and He will prolong His days, and at His hand, Adonai’s desire will be accomplished. ~ Isaiah 53:8-10 (CJB)
My prayer is that all who might read this remarkable chapter might come to a saving knowledge of Messiah Yeshua as the Son of God who died and atoned for our sins.
In my next post, we will move on to Yesha’yahu 54 to learn about The Future Glory of Tziyon.