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Summary: The Character of Jesus as Described by Isaiah

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In The midst of a warring, turbulent world, Isaiah was given a glorious insight into the coming days.

Gilbert Guffin stated “In this Redeemer, the prophet foresaw the breaking of the bondage which had fallen upon the people and the lifting of their yoke.”

As we examine this marvelous text, let us note some of the ways in which our Lord was “WONDERFUL.”

1.WONDERFUL: IN HIS CHARACTER

HIS CHARACTER WAS MATCHLESS

JESUS CHRIST DID NO SIN (I Peter 2:22) “Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth.”

Jesus challenged people to “convince” Him of sin (John 8:46) “Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?”

Though He “knew no sin” He was “made sin for us” (II Cor. 5:21) “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”

Because he was tempted, “yet without sin” He can be a sympathetic High Priest, “touched with a feeling of our infirmities.” (Heb. 4:15) “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.”

Jesus was a lamb without blemish (sin) (I Peter 1:18-19) “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;” “But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.”

OUR LORD’S CHARACTER WAS PERFECT

“Full of grace and truth” (Jn 1:14)

Pilate found “no fault in him” (Jn 19:4)

Made our salvation perfect (Heb. 5:9)

2.WONDERFUL IN: HIS TEACHING

Jesus spoke with absolute authority (Jn. 7:46) “Never man spake like this man”

Matthew 7:28-29 “And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:” “For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.”

Unclean spirits obeyed Him (Mk 1:27)

Father gave Him “authority to execute judgment” (Jn. 5:27)

People were astonished at His doctrine (Mt 7:28)

His teaching was in parables (Mk 1:27)

Our position in Christ is to be determined by abiding in His “doctrine,” (i.e. teaching)

Christ’s teaching and manner of life exhibited absolute LOVE and COMPASSION

Matthew 9:36 “But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.”

Matthew 14:14 “And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward the, and he healed their sick.”

And many other verses give example of Christ’s love and compassion for people

The teaching of Jesus assured ABSOLUTE FORGIVNESS (Matt 9:6) “The Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins”

3.WONDERFUL IN: HIS MISSION

He came to “seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10)

Parable of the lost sheep (Mt 18:12; Lk 15:4)

His mission showed “compassion” for the multitude (Mt 9:36)

In many places, He called men to follow Him (Jn 1:43)

JESUS’ MINISTRY WAS ONE OF HEALING

It was a fulfillment of prophecy that He “took our infirmities and bare our sickness.” (Mt 8:17)


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