This week we conclude our study of 2 Isaiah by looking at the concept of Servanthood. What it means to be “the royal servant” is one of the big themes of Isaiah, but it is also a thread that runs throughout both the Old and New Testaments. We talk about our mission as servants, and what God wants us to learn from Isaiah on the subject.

What does God want? What does servanthood look like? In these final two chapters of the book, we look again at what it is that defines righteousness from God’s perspective.

In these chapters, God responds to the accusation that he has been distant from his people. He makes it clear that it is they who have created the distance, by pursuing their own way instead of following his guidance. He specifically condemns their devotion to Destiny and Fortune.

In the routine of life, I may go through days half asleep. Or worse yet, I may come to the startling realization that I’m paying attention to all the wrong things. This is why I am thankful every Christmas that the message of the angel in Luke 2 trumpets an invitation to me to turn my attention to that which is most consequential — beholding the glory of God :

Surrounded by a multitude of the heavenly host, these shepherds were eye-witnesses to the glory of the Lord, shining all around them.

All my senses become partners with the eyes of my heart in perceiving the glory of God through the physical world, through my circumstances and through the people God brings into my life.
I hear the doubters in the courtroom of the internet crying: “Objection! Those shepherds had an advantage! Angels don’t show up every day!”

This week we conclude our study of 2 Isaiah by looking at the concept of Servanthood. What it means to be “the royal servant” is one of the big themes of Isaiah, but it is also a thread that runs throughout both the Old and New Testaments. We talk about our mission as servants, and what God wants us to learn from Isaiah on the subject.

What does God want? What does servanthood look like? In these final two chapters of the book, we look again at what it is that defines righteousness from God’s perspective.

In these chapters, God responds to the accusation that he has been distant from his people. He makes it clear that it is they who have created the distance, by pursuing their own way instead of following his guidance. He specifically condemns their devotion to Destiny and Fortune.

In the routine of life, I may go through days half asleep. Or worse yet, I may come to the startling realization that I’m paying attention to all the wrong things. This is why I am thankful every Christmas that the message of the angel in Luke 2 trumpets an invitation to me to turn my attention to that which is most consequential — beholding the glory of God :

Surrounded by a multitude of the heavenly host, these shepherds were eye-witnesses to the glory of the Lord, shining all around them.

All my senses become partners with the eyes of my heart in perceiving the glory of God through the physical world, through my circumstances and through the people God brings into my life.
I hear the doubters in the courtroom of the internet crying: “Objection! Those shepherds had an advantage! Angels don’t show up every day!”

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This week we conclude our study of 2 Isaiah by looking at the concept of Servanthood. What it means to be “the royal servant” is one of the big themes of Isaiah, but it is also a thread that runs throughout both the Old and New Testaments. We talk about our mission as servants, and what God wants us to learn from Isaiah on the subject.

What does God want? What does servanthood look like? In these final two chapters of the book, we look again at what it is that defines righteousness from God’s perspective.

In these chapters, God responds to the accusation that he has been distant from his people. He makes it clear that it is they who have created the distance, by pursuing their own way instead of following his guidance. He specifically condemns their devotion to Destiny and Fortune.

Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies.


Psalm 19 KJV - The heavens declare the glory of God.

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