“What has taken place when the promised and honored Servant is cast out by The LORD?”

April 7, 2019

Isaiah 50 is telling us an incredible story. You and I have dishonored the Lord, and He is right to reject us in everlasting disgrace. But, instead, He gives us His Servant as His instrument of redemption. The Servant accomplishes our redemption by leveraging the honor befitting His obedience and intimacy with The LORD for our sake. To rid us of disgrace, He embraced disgrace, to bring us a transforming honor that gives a whole new identity to disgraced sinners like us.

Application Questions

  1. How does the concept of honor/shame affect the way you think about your sin and separation from God?
  2. In what ways are you trying to manufacture your own honor to hide your shame? How can you “unmask” yourself and turn to the LORD for new honor?
  3. Spend time meditating on the difference between the Servant’s character and disgrace compared to your own. What response seems most suitable in light of these differences?

Zach Nix

Zach is a member of Cornerstone and serves as a teacher and non-vocational elder.

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