He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many…
In fancy we can see the Son of God standing before the world began upon the heights of heaven, His ancestral home, and there with conflicting emotions at work within His heart, and mirrored on His face, He sees the great drama of Calvary unrolled before His eyes.
I. JESUS SAW THE NECESSITY FOR THE CROSS.
1. He knew that God the Father had plans for man. He was a being of order and intelligence. Man was to be created in the image of God. He was to have happiness within his reach. It was to come by a perfect obedience to the will of God. That was all man needed for happiness.
2. Jesus saw that men would go away from the plan of God.
II. JESUS SAW THE REALITY OF THE CROSS. Jesus knew as He looked with prophetic eye that there must be some satisfaction rendered for the law that had been violated. He saw that He must render that satisfaction.
III. JESUS SAW THE FRUIT OF THE CROSS.
(A. W. Bealer, D.D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.