If you are not a Christian, what is your current opinion of who Jesus is? What do you make of the predictions of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection that were written hundreds of years before Jesus’ birth?
If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, what does this passage say to those of us who are struggling with suffering? Who feel discouraged because we are just “ordinary” people living “ordinary” lives? Who are weary of sacrificing for others who may not even appreciate it? Who feel weighed down by the injustice of the world? Who are losing hope for the future?
Jesus was the suffering servant “par excellence” – spend some time pondering the amazing truths of this passage and thanking the Lord for what he has done for you – despite your stubborn, wayward, sheep-like tendencies!
Have you placed your trust in Jesus Christ and in what he has done for you on the cross? If not, what is keeping you from making that decision? If you are not sure about who this Jesus is, I urge you to talk honestly with some you know who believes in Jesus Christ. There is no more important question to answer than Jesus’ question, “Who do you say that I am?”