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
- The Mistreatment Jesus Endured
- Physical abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Spiritual abuse
- Why Did Jesus “Take It”?
- He bore such mistreatment in obedience to the will of God
- He voluntarily bore such mistreatment for “your sake”
- Important Precaution
- 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)
- Sometimes when you are mistreated, you need to address it and deal with it. (Matthew 19:15, Romans 13:4)
- How Did Jesus Respond?
- 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.
8 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?
9 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)