We end the year looking at the last of the Servant Songs. "The year of the Lord's favour" referred to in verse 2 was something that Israel was familiar with. From the verse, we see that this Servant will come to proclaim what happens in a year of the Lord's favour. As our year ends and a new one begins, this text shows us also what this means for us in the year ahead.
We continue our series in the Servant Songs of Isaiah, and in today's passage, we'll learn more about the heart of this Servant.
Today, we'll take a look at another Servant Song in Isaiah, one that could be more familiar to many of us. Let us take a closer look at these verses and see what the Servant of the Lord is like.
In this series, we're making our way through the prophecies of Isaiah, written around 742 BC – more than 700 years before Christ. Today, we'll look at the second Servant Song.
We begin with our first Servant Song in the book of Isaiah. Written 600 years before Christ, these were prophecies and presented a portrait of the coming Messiah for the people of God.