As mentioned above a verse by verse explanation of how the people of Israel are the fulfillment the Suffering Servant prophecy can be found in Isaiah 53: Who is the Servant? In answer to those who deny this biblical truth and question how Israel can be called the “righteous one” when the people of Israel have not always obeyed God’s commandments God’s word declares otherwise. This passage describes the culmination of a long historical period and marks the time of the final redemption from exile. Obviously, if Israel as a nation is repentant there is no problem. But, what if that is not the case and Israel does not fully repent?
53:11: “From the labor of his soul he shall see; he shall be satisfied.”
Christian commentators claim that the life’s work of Jesus is reflected in verse 11. Certainly, the Gospels’ Jesus was not “satisfied” with what he accomplished during his lifetime; this is indicated by what he said on the cross.
Continued from Part 5
53:3: “He was despised, and rejected of men … and as one from whom men hide their face: he was despised, and we esteemed him not.”
Comparing the description of the servant with that of Jesus.
The phrase, “My servant,” presents a problem for the trinitarian doctrine: servant and master are two separate entities. A servant by definition is always in an inferior position to his master. John’s Jesus acknowledges: “A slave is not greater than his master, neither one who is sent greater than the one who sent him
Who is the narrator in Isaiah 53? Who is to be astonished by the ascendancy of he who was formerly despised? Let’s find out.