Summary: The Man Of Sorrows
Isaiah 52:13 - Ch 53 The Man Of Sorrows
I. The Majesty of the Man
1) The Majesty of His Sovereignty - 13 Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high. - 15 So shall he sprinkle many nations;
Behold :- His Humiliation “Behold, My Servant (Incarnation),
His Examination "shall deal prudently,"
Isa 42:2 He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.
Luke 23:4 Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, I find no fault in this man
His Exaltation "He shall be exalted" (In Resurrection)
His Ascension “and extolled” (In Ascension)
His Coronation "and be very high."
2) The Majesty of His Agony - 14 As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:
The Extremity Of His Suffering, His Sacrifice, His Salvation.
3) The Majesty of His Victory - 15 So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.
Phil. 2:10–11 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
II. The Mystery of the Man
1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?
1 Cor. 1:23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; 24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
1) The Mystery Of His Life 2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
John 1:11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
1. THE COLDNESS OF THEIR REJECTION
3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief:
A) How Contemptuously He Was Rejected - He is despised
B) How Casually He Was Rejected - and rejected of men;
C) How Continuously He Was Rejected - 3 He is despised and rejected(Present Tense)
In Contrast To :- 3 he was despised, and we esteemed him not. (Past Tense)
His Simplicity, His Silence, His Submission, His Suffering, His Sacrifice.
2. THE BLINDNESS OF THEIR REJECTION
A) Of The Word of Christ 1 Who hath believed our report?
B) The Work of Christ 4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
C) The Worth of Christ 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions,
3. THE SADNESS OF THEIR REJECTION - 6 All we like sheep have gone astray;
A) The Fault of Their Rejection All we like sheep B) The Folly of Their Rejection have gone astray
C) The Fatality of Their Rejection - 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
2) The Mystery Of His Death 4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows IN THE DEATH OF CHRIST :- THERE IS :-
A) A CURE FOR HUMAN SICKNESS (moral sickness) Surely he hath borne our griefs,
B) A COMFORT FOR HUMAN SORROW and carried our sorrows:
Isa 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
C) A CLEANSING FOR HUMAN SINFULNESS 5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed”
D) A CONQUEST FOR HUMAN STRAYING 6 “All we like sheep have gone astray;”
He was Speechless, for “… He opened not His mouth …”; He was Selfless, for “… He was led as a lamb to the slaughter …”; He was Spotless, for He did no violence; He was Sinless, for there was no “… deceit in His mouth” (53:7, 9).
III. The Ministry of the Man 10 “Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him …”
A. A Rejoicing Ministry -11a. He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied:
B. A Redeeming Ministry - 11b. by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.