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Wonderful, Isa. 9:6

Isaiah Insights #14

Warren E. Berkley – wberkley.podbean.com

Wonderful

Isaiah 9:6

The next few podcasts will be based on one of the beloved prophecies of Isaiah, in chapter nine, verse six. I’ll begin by reading verses 6 and 7 of Isaiah chapter nine.

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and of peace, there will be no end, on the throne of David and over His kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.”

I want to start with that word “wonderful.” I realize it functions here as a modifier, but it has meaning in that role.

Jesus was and is wonderful in so many brilliant ways. When He came in contact with a person, group or event, He transformed it into something it had never been before. When He conversed with people, they were often both convicted and amazed. He was unforgettable, even to His enemies.

 

When the shepherds shared the news of His birth, “all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds,” (Lk. 2:18). It was something to wonder at: “God was manifested in the flesh,” (1 Tim. 3:16).

You and I can know the meaning of this divine wonder, when we trust in Him, follow Him and say “no” to everything He spoke against.

In addition to other Bible reading you are doing, I highly recommend that you make the time to read over and over again – Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Refresh the wonder in your heart of who Jesus is and what He did.

Remember when you first heard those stories. Take a little walk back in your history as a Christian and think of those times when Christ and His truth became richer to you. Then, share that with others.

His name shall be called Wonderful.

 

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