The Exalted Servant
Read - Isa. 52:13b, Jn. 1:14-16, Phil. 2:5-7
The second half of Isaiah 52:13 praises the coming servant -- that He will have glory and honor bestowed upon Him. This comes just before the mentioning of the suffering the servant will soon face. Understanding the cross requires first to know what was given up. What did Jesus give up? Reflect on the nature and magnitude of His power and how they affect the way we think of His sacrifice for us.