The Justice of God-Isaiah 42:1-4

Isaiah 42:1-4 “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. He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets. A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice; he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth. In his law the islands will put their hope.”
Isaia 42:1-4 «Ecco il mio servo, io lo sosterrò; il mio eletto di cui mi compiaccio; io ho messo il mio Spirito su di lui, egli manifesterà la giustizia alle nazioni. 2 Egli non griderà, non alzerà la voce, non la farà udire per le strade. 3 Non frantumerà la canna rotta e non spegnerà il lucignolo fumante; manifesterà la giustizia secondo verità. 4 Egli non verrà meno e non si abbatterà finché abbia stabilito la giustizia sulla terra; e le isole aspetteranno fiduciose la sua legge».
 
     This portion of Isaiah is a prophetic picture of the coming Messiah. “My servant” and His accomplishments are the focus here. Jesus is the perfect picture of Isaiah’s prophecy as “My servant”. Jesus quoted this passage in Matthew 12:18-20 as a fulfillment of His ministry when Jesus healed the man with the shriveled hand on the Sabbath.
     Note the description that the Lord puts on Him: “one in whom I delight”. Matthew says at the baptism of Jesus that a voice from Heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” (Matthew 3:17). Isaiah also says that He will “bring justice to the nations” mentioned in verses 1, 3 and 4. The Gospel is founded on justice for everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord. As God’s servant, Jesus carried out the will of the Father so that people everywhere may believe (even to the “islands”). God’s servant will not fail until all justice is established (v. 4). As time marches on, we need to be encouraged that the work of Jesus will not smolder or be snuffed out (v. 3) no matter what the world may say. This is our hope! In Colossians 1:27, Paul affirms this truth by saying, “Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
Pray with me: Lord, I know that You are a God who will bring justice. Help me to have my hope in the fact that Your justice is being established now and will continue its march until the end of earth’s journey.


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