The Messiah’s Obedience
Verse 1 – Thus says the Lord: “Where is the certificate of your mother’s divorce, whom I have put away? Or which of My creditors is it to whom I have sold you? For your inequities you have sold yourselves, and for your transgressions your mother has been put away.
Zion is described as the mother of God’s people, and God is the Father. He put away Zion, but didn’t divorce her (there is no divorce certificate).
Verse 2 – Why, when I came, was there no man? Why, when I called, was there none to answer? Is My hand shortened at all that it cannot redeem? Or have I no power to deliver? Indeed with My rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness; their fish stink because there is no water, and die of thirst.
The water, stood for the force of chaos. God controlled the waters in reference to their deliverance for the exodus in Egypt.
Verse 3 – I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering.”
(The heavens mourned because of God’s judgment.)
Verse 4 – “The Lord God has given Me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to hear as the learned.
Just so this verse will make sense to you, the Me, is Christ.
Verse 5 – The Lord God has opened My ear; and I was not rebellious, nor did I turn away.
Christ was willing to do the will of the Father, and that whatever trials the work involved He was prepared to meet them.
Verse 6 – I gave My back to those who struck Me, and My cheeks to those who plucked out My beard; I did not hide My face from shame and spitting.
Verse 7 – “For the Lord God will help Me; therefore I will not be disgraced; therefore I have set My face like a flint, and I know that I will not be ashamed.
Christ suffered without shame! Why? Because He knew the cause for the suffering was greater – you and I! Sometimes when going through hardships and loses, we suffer shame, but think about all the times He brought you out to take you in to a better place.
Verse 8 – He is near who justifies Me; who will contend with Me? Let us stand together. Who is My adversary? Let him come near Me.
Verse 9 – Surely the Lord God will help Me; who is he who will condemn Me? Indeed they will all grow old like a garment; the moth will eat them up.
Verse 10 – “Who among you fears the Lord? Who obeys the voice of His Servant? Who walks in darkness and has no light? Let him trust in the name of the Lord and rely upon his God.
This is not a fear that causes us to run away. This is listening to what God has to say and knowing He is superior in all things. We don’t have to know everything to be obedient.
Verse 11 – Look all you who kindle a fire, who encircle yourselves with sparks: Walk in the light of your fire and in the sparks you have kindled – this you shall have from My hand: You shall lie down in torment.
Opposite of the one who fears the Lord and leans on Him is the self-relent person who tries to create light by his own hand. He kindles his own fire, destruction and torment of the soul will follow those.