Apr 22, 2019
The Bible is a story. A single story with a clear beginning and an end to it. But in spite of the opinions of some, it is not a work of fiction. It is history. Or, as some like to say it HIS story. The story of God’s redemption and restoration of sinful mankind. And in Isaiah 61:1-3 we are given a glimpse into the future when that final chapter of the story will be written. It involves the servant of God. This individual will play a starring role in the culmination of God’s story and will bring about the final phase of His redemptive plan. And, as we will see, Jesus Christ was and is that servant. He came the first time to pay the price for the sins of man. He gave His life as a ransom for many. He sacrificed His own life that those who were enemies of God might be made friends of God. Not only that, so that they might become children of God. And while the majority of the Jews, His own people, rejected Jesus as their Messiah, there is a day coming when He will return again. When He does, He will restore His rebellious fellow Jews to a right relationship with God. And that’s the rest of the story.