Isaiah 50: 4 -10….
The Lord God has given Me the tongue of disciples,
That I may know how to sustain the weary one with a word.
He awakens Me morning by morning,
He awakens My ear to listen as a disciple.
The Lord God has opened My ear;
And I was not disobedient
Nor did I turn back.
He who vindicates Me is near;
Who will contend with Me?
Let us stand up to each other;
Who has a case against Me?
Let him draw near to Me.
Behold, the Lord God helps Me;
Who is he who condemns Me?
Behold, they will all wear out like a garment;
The moth will eat them.
God helps his servant!
We are living in times that require boldness. Times where every Christian should be preparing themselves for the groom’s return. There hasn’t been a time like this in the history of mankind, and there never will be!
We are living in times that require boldness!
In the beginning text, Isaiah says “The Lord has given him the tongue of a disciple”, and when we break this down we find what Isaiah really means is that God has given Jesus a trained tongue to speak the things God tells him. Jesus never did anything without the Father’s consent, because He waited to hear the Father speak and trusted His counsel.
Jesus was never afraid of what people would say about Him. He didn’t cower at the reproach of the people. He spoke and lived boldly not caring what people said or did to Him because he knew and trusted the scriptures that spoke about him. He knew that God would help Him because he always did what pleased the father.
When I read these texts, I can’t help but feel an urgency to know that the word that God has given us not only encourages and mends, but also confronts and restores. It gives me hope to know that in these times, I can live like Jesus did and even if I get persecuted and hated on, God will always come through, why? Because God helps his servants!
Who are God’s Servants?
As much as we’d like to believe, that all those who say a prayer and serve your local Church are all servants of God, Your Wrong! God’s servants are those who seek after righteousness! They are those that seek always to do God’svwill! They are those, that uphold God’s standard and charge other believers to do the same. They are also those, who go out in Jesus’s name to call a world of sinners to repentance! These are the servants of God, who serve (perform duties or services for (another person or an organization) willingly! They are not those, who have no passion for the Lord or His work.
When God called us out of darkness, it was never to sit in a building, sing songs, cry, get prayed over, and keep it moving without anything in you changing. NO! You and I were chosen (picked out or selected (someone or something) as being the best or most appropriate of two or more alternatives), for the purpose of serving God in the gifts, capacities, and talents He has given us, to proclaim His good news and impact the world! How is it, that when people were in the world, they moved hard after sin and even encouraged others to do the same, but now that they are in Christ, the refuse to move a finger. They are content with the status quo and truly do not want to be bothered with the Father’s affairs.
These are not servants of God, because to be a servant, you must be serving!
So What Is My Point?
My point it this, if you are a servant of God and you have been going through some tough situations know this, God is helping you. God will never leave you nor forsake you because He cares for those who are His. When God sends you on a mission or puts words in your mouth to speak, or gives you the grace to confront a person or situation, and these things don’t seem like it’s fruitful or you get some backlash know this, Jesus was sent to His own, and His own people rejected Him, but that didn’t matter because He was obedient in the will of His Father!
Let us press on to be like Jesus, and trust that God helps those who serve Him because He is Faithful!
He humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death,Phil 2:8-9
death on a cross.
This is why God has given him an exceptional honor—
the name honored above all other names—