Isaiah prophetically described the redemptive work of Jesus in several places, notably in the four Servant songs.
The third Servant song (Isaiah 50:4-11) describes the Servant’s character and determination in the face of brutal opposition.
God intended for the nation of Israel to shine his light for the surrounding nations. Israel proved unwilling and incompetent. So God determined he had to do the work of redemption by himself (Isaiah 59:16). Jesus, being both God himself and authentically human, succeeded where Israel failed.… Read the rest