Today’s passage: Isaiah 42
- Matthew 12:9-21
- The Lord is worthy of praise and worship from all people, every single person who ever has or ever will live. His holiness demands worship. To refrain from worship is to be His foe.
- The Law proclaims the righteousness of God and magnifies the unrighteousness of man.
- But God, in His mercy and grace turns darkness into light and rough places into level ground…these are the things He does.
Questions to consider:
- As the world cries out for justice, when will it truly arrive? When will there finally be justice in the world? What will be the result of all the world’s attempts prior to that day?
- Will our religiosity or perfect execution of righteousness bring about peace and justice in the world? Could we ever accomplish such a thing on our own? Even if we are “good” Christian people, who remains our only hope?
- Why is it good for us to learn more of the righteousness of God and our failure to measure up? If we think we’ve pretty much kept up with all of God’s commands and we’ve earned His favor, what are missing? How does the Gospel produce humility and how does humility indicate growth?