From Pastor Perry

02/02/2016 Matt. 12:15-21

Matthew 12:15–21 (ESV)

God’s Chosen Servant

15 Jesus, aware of this, withdrew from there. And many followed him, and he healed them all 16 and ordered them not to make him known. 17 This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah:

18  “Behold, my servant whom I have chosen, my beloved with whom my soul is well pleased. I will put my Spirit upon him, and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles.

19  He will not quarrel or cry aloud, nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets; 20  a bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not quench, until he brings justice to victory;

21  and in his name the Gentiles will hope.”

 

Jesus, the Servant of the Lord, proclaimed justice to all nations, a justice that rightfully condemns sinners. Yet Jesus fulfilled the demands of that justice by His perfect life and innocent death on the cross. We, Christ’s present-day ambassadors, do well to follow His example as we proclaim His message. We will not save anyone by being argumentative and quarrelsome. The Gospel of Christ alone is the power of God for salvation (Rm 1:16). [Lutheran Study Bible]

What I find fascinating is that “in his name the Gentiles will hope.”  He is not bringing salvation to just the Jews, but also to the Gentiles. 

 

I pray:  Grant me patience, Lord, not to quarrel or cry aloud as I share the Gospel with others. Amen.

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