We will look at a few points here. It contains so much! We cannot
describe in words what He has done for us.
The first verse, "My Servant shall act wisely". Jesus is
here called the Servant. Jesus, the Eternal God, came down to serve you and me.
Many times prophets and evangelists don't answer in the right way.
They fail sometimes. But Jesus, the Servant of God, never failed and always acted wisely.
Remember how wisely He answered the religious leaders and politicians of His day that
tried to trap Him.
These words in Isaiah were spoken hundreds of years before Jesus
was born, yet the prophecy was true to the finest details!
Indeed our Lord Jesus has also been lifted up and exalted, as the
rest of that verse says. Till today He is still "exalted and extolled", and
kings marvel at Him and their mouths are shut because of Him. All power and authority now
belongs to Jesus.
How blessed are those who believe on Him when He is revealed to
them, even though they haven't heard of Him before. Woe to those who hear of Him every day
and their lives are not transformed as true believers. Of them it will be fulfilled that
others will come from the East and West and sit in the Kingdom of Heaven while the
children of the Kingdom are cast out.
Because He was identified with our sins, it is written that His
face was marred being recognition.
He made Himself to be nothing because of us! He carried our
illnesses and griefs and sins. He was punished and crushed for our iniquities where we
should have been crushed!
Think of the way that He had been beaten with those crude whips
with rusted nails at the end.
It pleased God to crush Him when He carried our sins. Imagine it!
That God was pleased by it!
Ponder upon God's love for us that He would crush His Son for our
We also read that He shall look upon the anguish of His soul and
be satisfied. Jesus was brought so low and went through so much for our sake but when He
looks at how we are delivered then He is satisfied and it brings Him joy to say, "it
was worth it". Even like a woman that gives birth and feels like she would die, but
when the baby is born she forgets all of her anguish and pain because of the new life of
her child. The Lord Jesus went even further. He actually died so that we can have life!
Jesus justified us through His suffering and death. Have you
experienced that? He was made a curse for us, hanging on the tree for our sakes! If you
see that you will thank God for all eternity!
We are the sinful ones. Jesus never had a trace of His own sin.
Because of His sinlessness He was able to lay down His life as the Lamb of God.
Peter says we are redeemed by "the precious Blood of Christ,
as of a lamb without spot or blemish" (1Pet 1:19). The sacrifice of Jesus Christ
cannot be compared to the blood of bulls and rams. The blood of bulls and rams cannot take
away sin. Only the precious Blood of Jesus can wash away sins.
Germany many years ago a man was working high up on the steeple of a church. Suddenly he
lost his footing and fell headlong to the ground beneath. Grazing on the grass in the
churchyard was a lamb. The body of the man fell on the lamb, and thus, his fall was
broken. The lamb perished, but the man was saved. As a token of his gratitude he carved in
one of the stones over the doorway of the church the figure of a lamb. Every true church
of Christ has that lamb, as it were, carved in the stones of its wall. "Behold the
Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world." (John 1:29.)
So too Jesus is our passover Lamb and was crushed for us so we
could live. Jesus is the Lamb of God without spot or blemish. That is why He could redeem
When David sinned and confessed his sin he cried, "cleanse me
with hyssop". He knew the symbolic significance of hyssop.
In Egypt the Israelites had to sprinkle the blood at passover with
hyssop upon the doorposts (The priest would also sprinkle a cleansed leper with hyssop).
All those who obeyed and sprinkled the blood on their doorposts with hyssop were redeemed
and none died in their houses, but those who neglected it, their first born died. Even
Pharaoh lost his first born, and so he let the children of Israel go.