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Bible Notes

Matthew 12:15-21 (30.04.19)

Matthew 12:15-21 NIV
Aware of this, Jesus withdrew from that place. A large crowd followed him, and he healed all who were ill. [16] He warned them not to tell others about him. [17] This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: [18] “Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations. [19] He will not quarrel or cry out; no one will hear his voice in the streets. [20] A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out, till he has brought justice through to victory. [21] In his name the nations will put their hope.”

Aware that the Pharisees were plotting to kill him, Jesus withdraws from public view (although ironically, the public follow him!) until the right time. There is something wonderful about Isaiah’s description of how he brings about justice and victory – without being pushy or argumentative, without raising his voice, and treating others with extreme gentleness. What a contrast with so many others.

Father, may we also be know for being a gentle people.

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