Palm Sunday

If you will, read this passage.
Read it from the frame of Yeshua, a young Jewish man, (yes, the young God Man) reading the scroll of Isaiah and seeing Himself. 

4“The Lord God has given Me
The tongue of the learned,
That I should know how to speak
A word in season to him who is weary.
He awakens Me morning by morning,
He awakens My ear
To hear as the learned.
The Lord God has opened My ear;
And I was not rebellious,
Nor did I turn away.
I gave My back to those who struck Me,
And My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard;
I did not hide My face from shame and spitting.

“For the Lord God will help Me;
Therefore I will not be disgraced;
Therefore I have set My face like a flint,
And I know that I will not be ashamed.
He is near who justifies Me;
Who will contend with Me?
Let us stand together.
Who is My adversary?
Let him come near Me.
Surely the Lord God will help Me;
Who is he who will condemn Me?
Indeed they will all grow old like a garment;
The moth will eat them up.

Isaiah 50  source NKJV

How much humility would it take to read those words and know that you know that you know that it is you; that you are the One the GOD of the TEXT is describing and identifying?

Now read again verses 4 and 5 and see yourself hidden in Christ and speaking those words over yourself instead of the many negative, harmful self-deprecating things we say to ourselves.  Yes, it slapped me tenderly in a much-needed way this lovely Saturday morning – one day before Palm Sunday. There’s much to take in  . . .

  4“The Lord God has given Me The tongue of the learned, That I should know how to speak A word in season to him who is weary. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear To hear as the learned. The Lord God has opened My ear; And I was not rebellious, Nor did I turn away.  source 

Let us be awash today in the love and authority of our Father!