How have you been blessed by God or His Word lately? Feb 1, 2020 16:58:37 GMT -6 mike likes this
Post by Natalie on Feb 1, 2020 16:58:37 GMT -6
So, I've been going through a sermon series on Jesus in the OT. I've studied this before and always find such amazing things. It just raises my level of awe for our God.
Most of the stuff so far has been a bit of review for me, but I am loving it anyway. However, I have come across some new little nuggets. I just wanted to share one, and then see if anyone else has anything they have been learning lately.
In John 12:37-40, John quotes two passages from Isaiah, one from Is 53:1 and one from Is 6:10. Then he says something interesting in verse 41 "Isaiah said these things because he saw His glory and spoke of Him." From the greater context of John 12, it is saying that Isaiah saw Jesus. I guess before I just kind of read past that as, oh yeah, God revealed truth to Isaiah as prophecy and it's now fulfilled. The verse never stood out to me really. But, if one goes back and reads the context of the quotes something interesting is there. Most know Isaiah 53 as the Suffering Servant. By reading that chapter it is obvious that Isaiah was writing about Jesus. If you go and read the other quote, start with Isaiah 6:1 "In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up..." and then verse 5 "Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts." Reading in the OT one will come to see that people understood that to look upon God would surely bring one's death. But clearly Isaiah lived. So, who did Isaiah see on the throne? According to John - Jesus.
"Isaiah said these things because he saw His glory (Isaiah 6) and spoke of Him (Isaiah 53)."
Is there anything you have been blessed by lately?