Here is 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 or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street; a bruised reed he will not break, and a dimly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice. He will not grow faint or be crushed until he has established justice in the earth; and the coastlands wait for his teaching. Thus says God, the Lord, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people upon it and spirit to those who walk in it: I am the Lord, I have called you in righteousness, I have taken you by the hand and kept you; I have given you as a covenant to the people, a light to the nations, to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness. I am the Lord, that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to idols. See, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth, I tell you of them.
Food for Thought:
In this beautifully written passage of Scripture, God talks about God’s chosen servant and how this servant will bring justice upon the earth. If there was one issue of justice that you could address in this world, what would it be? What is holding you back from seeking justice for this cause?
God of grace and glory, you call us to be your faithful servants. Remind us of your call upon our lives. Give us the courage and tenacity to bring your kingdom here on earth. We ask this in the name of our Savior Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.