For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government shall be on his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, on the throne of David, and on his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from now on even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
– Isaiah 9:6-7
Thoughts on Today’s Verse…
These verses remind me that many people believed that the Messiah would come to help them out of the oppression of the Roman government, and believed that the Messiah would be great and dignified, and born in the palace, and lead them to overthrow the government and establish a new one. However, the family and growth background of Jesus was not in line with man’s imaginations and notions, so they judged and rejected Him. God’s words say, “It is because of the work of God incarnate that God becomes a flesh who has a tangible form, and who can be seen and touched by man. He is not a formless Spirit, but a flesh that can be contacted and seen by man. However, most of the Gods people believe in are fleshless deities that are formless, which are also of a free form. In this way, the incarnate God has become the enemy of most of those who, and those who cannot accept the fact of God’s incarnation have, similarly, become the adversaries of God. Man is possessed of conceptions not because of his way of thinking, or because of his rebelliousness, but because of this private property of man. It is because of this property that most people die, and it is this vague God that cannot be touched, cannot be seen, and does not exist in fact that ruins man’s life. Man’s life is forfeited not by the incarnate God, much less by the God of heaven, but by the God of man’s own imagining.”
After reading these words, we know the reason for Jewish failure is that they defined Jesus’ work based on their notions and imaginations. What they believed in was a vague God.
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