Hi, God’s word for me today is in Isaiah 9:14 which says, (it goes on to the next verse, but I’m going to stop here) “So the Lord will cut off from Israel both head and tail, both palm branch and reed in a single day.”
So, here he is saying that the Lord was going to cut of the reed and the palm branch (and things like that) off from Israel in a single day,
“A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not quench, until he brings justice to victory;” (ESV Mathew 12:20)
So in the New Testament he says that the Lord would not break a smoldering wick or a bruised reed, but why does he say in Isaiah that he would cut it off, even if it wasn’t bruised, but in Mathew it says that he wouldn’t cut it off, even if it is bruised? And plus what does is mean by “a bruised reed” who cares about a bruised reed? Well first of all this isn’t talking about a physical reed, it’s talking about us, because we all sin, and we are bruised reeds, we are smoldering wicks, but in Mathew it is talking about Jesus, here are the verses before,”
But the Pharisees went out and conspired against him, how to destroy him. Jesus, aware of this, withdrew from there. And many followed him, and he healed them all and ordered them not to make him known. This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah: “Behold, my servant whom I have chosen, my beloved with whom my soul is well pleased. I will put my Spirit upon him, and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles. He will not quarrel or cry aloud, nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets; a bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not quench, until he brings justice to victory; (ESV Mathew 12:14-20)
So it was talking about Jesus, but how? Well if you remember He got beaten beyond recognition,”
Then Pilate took Jesus and flogged him. (ESV John 19:1, in other gospels it says that He was beaten beyond recognition)
Okay so then why would the gentiles have hope in Him? First of all it’s not just the gentiles, it is all who sin, so us, and the gentiles (or us) should have hope in Him because He died for us on the cross, and the reason He died for us is because we are all sinners, and we needed (or need, depending if you’re a christian or not) a saviour, and Jesus is our saviour, because He was (and is) the only perfect sacrifice, thank you Jesus.
Do you believe that Jesus died for your sins?