Further up and Further in: Isaiah 49:1-26, Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12, Isaiah 61
1 Peter 1:11 They inquired into what time or what circumstances the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating when he testified in advance to the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow.
Lord Jesus, the whole Old Testament tells the story of your plan and the carrying out of that plan. It points us to Jesus, to his sufferings and to his glory, like a bright and flashing neon sign would. It tells the story of your suffering, all of it. It also tells me of your ultimate victory and glory, even of your resurrection of the dead. When the prophets preached these sermons, they didn’t get it. But I do! I see you, Jesus! I see that you are the Servant whom Isaiah talked about. I see that you are the one who would suffer just like David said. I see that you are the one who does reign triumphantly. I see you, Jesus, that you are the One about whom all the Scriptures spoke. Lord Jesus, pour out your Spirit on me that I may continue to believe in you all the days of my life. Amen.