“There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit.” Isaiah 11:1
I love to see how the Old Testament and the New Testament are intertwined, and there is no better way to experience it than by studying prophecies. I know prophecy can be hard to understand sometimes, but if you’ve read today´s Scripture, you´ll see how the prophecy shared in Isaiah was fulfilled in Jesus (which we read about in Matthew).
The Messiah had to come from the line of Jesse, King David´s father. There was no other way. Only from the tribe of Judah. Only from the linage of David. He had to fulfill Isaiah´s prophecy, and Jesus did. He fulfilled it completely.
Have you realized how today´s verses, written thousands of years before Jesus was born, describe His ministry while He was on earth? Isaiah talks about Jesus’ wisdom and understanding, His counsel and might, His knowledge and fear of the Lord. He details how Jesus was righteous to judge, how He stands on behalf of the meek. It’s enough to give me goosebumps!
Heavenly Father, I´m amazed to see how You hold the whole picture and have everything together. Thank You for allowing me to see a glimpse of Your Providence and Sovereignty with the fulfillment of Isaiah´s prophecy. Help me remember how Your promises always come true. Amen.
Love God Greatly,