This morning it seems that many of the chapters assigned all point particularly to the work of God to rescue His people. The Psalmist writes about the future redemption of Israel from their exile, as well as Isaiah as he gives details about his chosen servant (Christ) who will come in gentleness yet determination, and in Revelation we have a description of how that work affects the redeemed as they “conquer” by the blood of the lamb and the word of their testimony. Amazing stuff!
from heaven the LORD looked at the earth,
to hear the groans of the prisoners,
to set free those who were doomed to die, (Psalm 102:20)
Behold my servant, whom I uphold,
my chosen, in whom my soul delights;
I have put my Spirit upon him;
he will bring forth justice to the nations.
He will not cry aloud or lift up his voice,
or make it heard in the street;
a bruised reed he will not break,
and a faintly burning wick he will not quench;
he will faithfully bring forth justice.
He will not grow faint or be discouraged
till he has established justice in the earth;
and the coastlands wait for his law. (Is 42:1-4)
And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. (Re 12:11)
McCheyne’s Bible Reading Plan: Dt 15, Ps 102, Is 42, Rev 12