There are four servant songs in the book of Isaiah, which describe the coming Messiah as a servant, a savior, one who will suffer, and one who will be exalted. In this second servant song from the prophet Isaiah, he gives us a glimpse of God’s purpose from the beginning to the end. Jesus was with God from the beginning, and came to earth as a man to serve, suffer, and offer salvation through his death. God’s message is this: salvation for all people, made possible through his servant, Jesus. All four of the servant songs can be found in […]
Harper Lee is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the famous book, To Kill a Mockingbird, written in the 1950’s. In recent years, another novel of hers was discovered and released, called Go Set a Watchman. At first, I didn’t understand the meaning of the title until I learned the phrase actually comes from a reference in the book of Isaiah. For thus has the Lord said to me: “Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he sees.” Isaiah 21:6 Much of our literature, art, and culture has Biblical references. A watchman was to be a moral compass, one to keep you on […]