April 7, 2019 – Isaiah 53:7-9 – Pastor Jake Susek

Pastor Jake continued speaking on Isaiah 53, focusing on the mistreatment of the servant and how it guides our response to personal mistreatment.

Main Points & Outline

  1. The Mistreatment Jesus Endured
    1. Physical abuse
    2. Emotional abuse
    3. Spiritual abuse
  2. Why Did Jesus “Take It”?
    1. He bore such mistreatment in obedience to the will of God
    2. He voluntarily bore such mistreatment for “your sake”
  3. Important Precaution
    1. Sometimes when you are mistreated, out of obedience to God and for the benefit of others, you need to “take it”. (1 Peter 2:18-25)
    2. Sometimes when you are mistreated, you need to address it and deal with it. (Matthew 19:15, Romans 13:4)
  4. How Did Jesus Respond?
    1. Focus on his speech – “he opened not his mouth…”

Scripture: Isaiah 53:7-9

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,
    yet he opened not his mouth;
like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,
    and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent,
    so he opened not his mouth.
By oppression and judgment he was taken away;
    and as for his generation, who considered
that he was cut off out of the land of the living,
    stricken for the transgression of my people?
And they made his grave with the wicked
    and with a rich man in his death,
although he had done no violence,
   and there was no deceit in his mouth.
(ESV)