Friday Devotional - Jesus in the Book of Isaiah

Friday Devotional - Jesus in the Book of Isaiah

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
— 1 Corinthians 10:31

Friday Devotional
Person standing on the beach in front of the ocean with the sun shining through clouds in the background.

We’ve been learning that every book in the Bible, including those found in the Old Testament, has a dominating theme…they point to Jesus. Yes, the Old Testament shows us the heart and character of who God is, but it also points to Jesus. Jesus did not come to eliminate the Old Testament teaching; “I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them” (Matthew 5:17-18).

Isaiah was an Old Testament prophet that God showed the details of the future to. He showed him Jesus 681 years before He was born. The following are a sampling of the details God showed him about Jesus:

Prophecy about Jesus

Declared In

Fulfilled In

1

He would be born of a virgin

Isaiah 7:14

Matthew 1:18, Luke 1:26-38

2

Galilee would be honored

Isaiah 9:1-2

Matthew 4:13-16

3

He would be an heir to David’s throne

Isaiah 9:7, 11:1, 10

Luke 1:32-33

4

The Spirit of the Lord would rest on Him

Isaiah 11:2

Matthew 3:16, Mark 1:10, Luke 3:22

5

He would open the eyes of the blind

Isaiah 35:5, 42:7

Matthew 9:27-30, 12:22, 15:30, 21:14, Mark 8:23-25, 10:51-52, Luke 7:21, 18:42-43, John 9:6-7

6

A messenger prepares the way for Him

Isaiah 40:3

Matthew 3:1-3, Mark 1:1-6, Luke 3:4, John 1:19-23

7

He would be a light for the Gentiles (all)

Isaiah 42:6

Luke 2:27-32, John 8:12

8

He would be beaten and spit upon

Isaiah 50:6

Matthew 26:67, Mark 15:19, Luke 22:63

9

Most people will not believe in Him

Isaiah 53:1

John 12:37-38

10

He would be despised and rejected

Isaiah 53:3

Matthew 20:17-19, Mark 10:32-34, Luke 18:31-33, John 1:11

11

He would be punished for our sins

Isaiah 53:5

Romans 4:25, 1 Peter 2:24

12

He would be silent before his accusers

Isaiah 53:7

Luke 23:9, John 19:9

13

He would be unjustly condemned

Isaiah 53:8

Matthew 27:15-16, Mark 15:6-15, Luke 23:13-25, John 18:39-19:16

14

He would be buried in a rich man’s tomb

Isaiah 53:9

Matthew 27:57-60, Mark 15:43-46, Luke 23:50-54, John 19:38-42

15

He would die as an offering for our sins

Isaiah 53:10

Romans 5:6-7, 2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 Peter 2:24

16

He would bind the brokenhearted

Isaiah 61:1-2

Matthew 11:5, Luke 4:18-19

May we each press into the God of all things. Praise be to Him.