Today’s Thought “The servant, His chosen one, whom God supports and in whom God takes pleasure.” (June 18)

Yesterday we spoke about the Only One true God Who knows everything and Who does never change. In the second reading of today, we come to know about someone who did not everything but who was loved very much by God.

We learn about the servant of God who Is called to bring justice. The Bible is not talking about God changing His nature and coming down to earth to either not know everything anymore or to tell lies as the all-knowing god saying he does not know it because it is only to God to know such things.

All of the prophets and apostles speak of God, not as a Trinity, but as a separate, eternal, almighty, all-knowing Being. Isaiah is one of the prophets who like the apostles also speak a lot of the chosen servant of God who is the son of God as a separate, lesser, subordinate creature whom God created to serve Him in accomplishing His will.

Isaiah and other prophets speak about the omniscient (all-knowing) godhead, not only respecting the past and present but also regarding the future. And it is by the Power of God that Isaiah also can speak about that man of flesh and blood who shall come several years after him. Isaiah was like David convinced that it is only to Jehovah that belongs the greatness and the mightiness and the beauty and the splendour and the majesty, for everything in the heavens and on the earth is His. Both are convinced that Jehovah is the One exalting Himself as head over all and in His hand Him having all the power and mightiness,  able to give strength and to make great whoever He wants.

“11 Thine, O Jehovah, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Jehovah, and thou art exalted as head above all. 12 Both riches and honor come of thee, and thou rulest over all; and in thy hand is power and might; and in thy hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all. 13 Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.” (1Ch 29:11-13 ASV)

It is that Name of the Highest we too should praise. But next to that Name there is also another name to remember. That other name is the name of the man acting in the Name of God. It was the person who knew his position and knew that he was not all-knowing like his God. In today’s second reading Isaiah wrote down the words of God, Who spoke about His servant, whom He, Jehovah God, upholds; His elect, in whom His soul delights. We come to know that it is the Highest divine Creator Who has put His Spirit upon him, giving him the opportunity to bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.

“ Behold, my servant, whom I uphold; my chosen, in whom my soul delighteth: I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the Gentiles.” (Isa 42:1 ASV)

The person Isaiah is speaking about, is the servant of God who mentioned God’s superiority when the mother of two of the disciples asked that her sons sit one at the right and the other at the left of Jesus when he came into his Kingdom. Jesus answered:

“This sitting down at my right hand and at my left is not mine to give.” (Matthew 20:23)

If Jesus had been almighty God, it would have been his to give. But it was not. It was his Father’s to give. Similarly, when relating his prophecy about the end of this system of things, Jesus stated:

“Concerning that day or the hour nobody knows, neither the angels in heaven nor the Son, but the Father.” (Mark 13:32)

Had Jesus been God Almighty, he would have known that day and the hour. But he did not know because he was not the All-knowing God. He was God’s Son and did not know everything that his Father knew. Though not knowing everything Jesus was prepared to trust his God and to do everything He wanted. Even giving himself up, to be impaled, Jesus was willing to do, even when he knew he would die, because it is only God Who cannot die, but he as an ordinary man was mortal like any human.

When Jesus was about to die, he showed subjection to his Father in praying:

“Father, if you wish, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, let, not my will, but yours take place.” (Luke 22:42)

For Trinitarians, believing Jesus is God, this would mean that Jesus was praying to himself and strangely enough asking himself that his own will would be fulfilled, whilst God can let everything happen how He wants it to happen. Jesus praying to his Father in heaven more than once should make it clear that both are two different characters. This is clearly shown by Jesus his saying:

“Let, not my will, but yours take place.”

If Jesus is God then it would always be God’s Will taking place when Jesus did something. Many seem to forget that at his death, Jesus cried out:

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mark 15:34)

We wonder what Trinitarians make of that cry and for them

To whom was Jesus crying out?
To himself?

When Jesus is God, yes, then he would be crying to himself. But Jesus is not God; so no, he was crying out to his Father who was in heaven. It is that heavenly Father Who asks us what we want to believe and who we want to follow. It is also the One Who will lead the blind on a road they don’t know and Who will turn darkness to light before them, straightening their twisted paths.

“ And I will bring the blind by a way that they know not; in paths that they know not will I lead them; I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. These things will I do, and I will not forsake them.” (Isa 42:16 ASV)

We should be careful not to be snared, carried away by false teachings and by idols. Isaiah and Jesus, God’s servants were not blind.

“ Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I send? who is blind as he that is at peace with me, and blind as Jehovah’s servant?” (Isa 42:19 ASV)

Today there are still many blind people, even the majority who calls themselves Christians. Many of them minimize Jesus’ death by saying that he is God, indicating that because God cannot die He would have pretended. but it was the Nazarene man who trusted his God, who was not going to cry in the streets, or to lift up or cause his voice to be heard in the street. He kept humble and just spoke modestly and for those who came around him to listen to him. In the end it was that Nazarene that as a bruised reed got not broken. But we should know that it is him who shall he not quench and who shall bring forth judgment unto truth.

“2 He will not cry, nor lift up his voice, nor cause it to be heard in the street. 3 A bruised reed will he not break, and a dimly burning wick will he not quench: he will bring forth justice in truth. 4 He will not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set justice in the earth; and the isles shall wait for his law.” (Isa 42:2-4 ASV)

We should all recognise that Jehovah God His the Mightiest and the One Who has given His only begotten beloved son, the servant whom God had put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time.

“ Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath set over his household, to give them their food in due season?” (Mt 24:45 ASV)

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Preceding

Today’s Thought “The One Who brought it about” (June 17)

Today’s thought “nonsense surrounding the many gods” (July 28)

Today’s thought “Word of the Only One God – To be read and listened at” (November 21)

Today’s thought “On the eternity of God” (December 17)

Today’s thought “What shall we answer God?” (December 30)

Who do you say Jesus is

When you believe Jesus is God: who do you think is the mediator? #2 Firstborn from the dead our advocate

Today’s thought “He humbled himself by becoming …” (April 8)

Prophets making excuses

Servant of his Father

Memorizing wonderfully 70: Philippians 2:6 Who, being in the form of God

Extra memorising verses John 7:37 Coming to Christ to drink

Additional verses to memorize Philippians 2:6-9 + Luke 22:42 Jesus not regarding equality with God

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Additional reading

  1. Consciously or unconsciously forming a world-view and choosing to believe or not to believe in God
  2. Existence and difficult recognition of the Supreme Deity Being
  3. When no man can say with absolute certainty that God does or does not exist
  4. From nothingness and choices being made
  5. The “I am” statement
  6. Possible arguments and proofs about the existence of God #1
  7. People Seeking for God 2 Human interpretations
  8. The wrong hero
  9. God son king and his subjects
  10. Omniscient God opposite a not knowing Jesus
  11. A solution for a damaged relationship 3 Insight and prophesies given
  12. Looking for a shepherd for the sheep and goats
  13. The saviour Jesus his human side
  14. The Immeasurable Grace bestowed on humanity
  15. Authority from the One God to one mediator between God and men
  16. God’s Face shining on His servant
  17. Letting others know about the wedding invitation
  18. Making sure to be ready and to belong to the escaped ones
  19. Nazarene Commentary Matthew 4:5-7 – A Temptation to Test God
  20. Matthew 12:9-21 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Is It Lawful to Cure on the Sabbath?
  21. Matthew 24 about temples or Houses of God and the end of the age
  22. Entrance of a king to question our position #1 Coming in the Name of the Lord
  23. Trinitarians making their proof for existence of God look ridiculous #9

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