A Pleasing Servant

Matthew 12:15-21 NKJV
Behold, My Servant
15 But when Jesus knew it, He withdrew from there. And great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them all. 16 Yet He warned them not to make Him known, 17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying:
18 “Behold! My Servant whom I have chosen,
My Beloved in whom My soul is well pleased!
I will put My Spirit upon Him,
And He will declare justice to the Gentiles.
19 He will not quarrel nor cry out,
Nor will anyone hear His voice in the streets.
20 A bruised reed He will not break,
And smoking flax He will not quench,
Till He sends forth justice to victory;
21 And in His name Gentiles will trust.”

A Pleasing Servant Knows God’s Will

  • Jesus God’s chosen servant in whom God is well pleased
    Fulfills prophecy and has God’s Spirit ––v15-18
    =>Knows God’s will and what pleases Him

A Pleasing Servant Has Righteous Judgement

  • Jesus proclaims Justice
    =>Has righteous judgement ––v18-19

A Pleasing Servant Encourages Trust/Hope in Jesus

  • Gentiles will trust/hope in Jesus name ––v20-21
    =>Encourages trust/hope in Jesus name

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Hebrews 11:6But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
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How diligently are you seeking the Lord?

  1. Seeking to find out what pleases Him?
    Ephesians 5:8-11 NKJV
    Walk in Light
    8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light 9 (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), 10 finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.
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    Galatians 1:9-10 NKJV
    Only One Gospel
    9 As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed. 10 For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.
  2. Seeking Him to judge righteously?
    Do not judge according to appearance ––Jn 7:24
    Do not judge unto condemnation ––Lk 6:37-39
    Judge using God’s word to discern good from evil ––He 5:11-14;Mt 7:6
    Judge to gently correct ––2Tim 2:24-26
  3. Seeking Him to encourage others to build their trust/hope in Jesus?
    Hebrews 12:12-13 NKJV
    Renew Spiritual Vitality
    12 Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, 13 and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed.
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    2 Corinthians 1:3-5 NKJV
    Comfort in Suffering
    3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ.
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    Romans 12:12 NET
    Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction/suffering, faithful/devoted in prayer.

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Word Study
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From NetBible He 11:6
But without faith it is impossible to please Him , for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

  • diligently[1567] = seek after carefully, crave

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From NetBible Gal 1:10
… For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.

  • bondservant[1401] = devoted to Christ above one’s own interests

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From NetBible Mt 12:18
… He will declare justice[2920] to the Gentiles.

From NetBible Jn 7:24
Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment[2920].

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From NetBible Is 42:1
… He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles.

  • justice[04941] = judgement, decide case
    *from [08199] = judge, govern, vindicate, punish

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From NetBible Ro 12:12
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction/suffering, faithful/devoted in prayer.

  • patient[5278] =  to preserve/abide: under misfortunes and trials to hold fast to one’s faith in Christ

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One Response to “A Pleasing Servant”

  1. khollandsblog Says:

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    “He will not break the bruised reed, nor quench the smoking flax.” Doth not that suit thy case? A reed, helpless, insignificant, and weak, a bruised reed, out of which no music can come; weaker than weakness itself; a reed, and that reed bruised, yet, He will not break thee; but on the contrary, will restore and strengthen thee. Thou art like the smoking flax: no light, no warmth, can come from thee; but He will not quench thee; He will blow with His sweet breath of mercy till He fans thee to a flame”. -Spurgeon
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    Psalm 150:6 AMP
    6 Let everything that has breath and every breath of life praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah! = Shine!)
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