3 He was despised and rejected by men,
a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering.
There are many references in the New Testament in which Jesus was referenced as the suffering servant. From Isaiah 49-55, we see scenes of the servant’s sufferings that allude to Jesus’ death on the cross. Isaiah 53 reads like an eyewhitness account of Jesus’ last days on earth, even though it was composed hundreds of years before Christ’s death. This chapter reads, the servant “had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him”; he was “like one from whom men hide their faces.” We are foretold that Jesus did not open his mouth to answer his accusers at his trail. He left no descendants. He was cut off at the prime of his life and after three days he saw the light of life. These detailed prophecies, recorded centuries before Jesus’ birth, offer convincing proof that God is revealing his plan.
My question today is, who in your life needs to hear about Jesus, the Messiah prophesied about here in Isaiah?